Quirky Questions with Caitlin Bubb

I asked quirky questions of Caitlin Bubb! But first, the book: https://www.amazon.com/Cliff-Death-Original-Poems-ebook/dp/B07DFTZ1J7/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=caitlin+bubb&qid=1550765140&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

And a link:

https://www.wattpad.com/user/Brooklyngirl1026

Now some questions!

Hello, Caitlin! What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?

I have always wanted to skydive but I’m so scared of there being a malfunction with my parachute.

That’s a very valid fear if you don’t have wings! On a scale of 1-5, how afraid of the dark are you? 

A definite 5. You don’t know what lurks in the shadows.

That is also a valid fear! *turns on all the lights* Next question! Which is your favorite way to dance: with others or alone?

Alone. I want to dance like no one is watching.

Dress classy, dance cheesy says Psy! When was the last time you got the giggles at an inappropriate time?

One time in the movies, I was watching a really sad movie and the person died and my honest reaction was to laugh and I just couldn’t stop laughing and I was escorted out of the theater. So much for my seat.

Ah, man! Movie tickets are expensive, too! Do you sing in the shower?

Of course I do! It’s the one place no one can judge me. Especially since I sound like a dying whale.

Rock those shower walls! Do you prefer the movie or the book? 

Definitely the book, because it’s so much more descriptive than the movie.

Yes it is! What is your motto?

“You are only as strong as you believe you are.” You always have to keep fighting for yourself!

Believe it! Do you believe in aliens?

YES! I believe there is life in space and we are not the only beings. If we are here, why can’t there be something like us out there?

Of course there could be! Thank you, Caitlin, for taking my quirky challenge! Support Caitlin by buying and reading the book! Then come back next Friday to laugh at inappropriate times during another quirky interview!

Happy reading! 🙂

 

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Quirky Questions with Susanne Leist

 

The Dead Game by [Leist, Susanne]

I asked quirky questions of Susanne Leist! But first, the book: https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Game-Susanne-Leist-ebook/dp/B00F3IWF70/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=susanne+leist&qid=1550156125&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

And the links:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7336492.Susanne_Leist

Twitter: @SusanneLeist

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSusanneLeist/

http://susanneleist.wordpress.com/

https://susanneleist.blogspot.com

http://thedeadgameblog.tumblr.com/

https://www.susanneleist.com

Now some questions!

Good day, Susanne! How did you meet your best friend? (Animals count here!)

I walked into Shake A Paw with my older daughter, Stephanie. At the time, she was searching for a summer job. The store wasn’t hiring, but of course, we checked out the puppies. The bin of Maltese puppies drew our eyes. They were white fluff balls of fur. We bent over to pet them, and one came to us right away. He was bigger than the others because he was two months older. He had hernia surgery. His black marbles for eyes were huge as he stared into mine. I knew I had to have him. We resisted bringing him home with us. I called my husband and told him about the puppy. He said he didn’t want a dog, but we can go back to look at him with my younger daughter. I took it as a sign that he caved. 

We returned with my daughter, Ashley. She loved him. We decided he would be her Sweet Sixteen present. We paid for him, loads of supplies, and a cage.

In the evening, my husband came home and was surprised to see Nounous. The name was my daughter’s idea. It’s French for a teddy bear. Another long story. He threatened to throw him to the street. But now he loves Nounous as much as we do.

Nounous is my best friend. He follows me everywhere, sits with me while I write, and sleeps beside me. You can’t ask for a better best friend.

Aw, I love fluff ball stories! What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?

I know this one. I’ve always wanted to write. After I finished graduate school, I had an interview with Standard & Poor for a position involving financial commentary. There would be a test with typing. At that time, I typed slow. I was afraid I couldn’t type fast enough to keep up with the other entrants. I didn’t apply for the job. I regretted it. Twenty years later, I discovered that I love to write and typing improves through practice. If only I had known.

And now you’ve written a book! Congratulations! In your opinion, what is the best Disney animated movie?

I have always loved Cinderella. A love story where a girl rises above bad conditions in life to find lasting love. I’m a romantic at heart.

Bibadee bobadee boo! On a scale of 1-5, how afraid of the dark are you?

This is a loaded question for me. My mother was blind with a rare disease. She became blind by the time I was born. When I was young, I didn’t know her blindness was recessive. I feared that one day I would also lose my sight. In later years, I learned that her parents were first cousins and passed the gene to her. Even though I know I won’t go blind, the dark terrifies me, which is strange since I write vampire suspense. 

Perhaps the writing is therapeutic to your fears? Favorite age you’ve been so far?

At twenty-two, I graduated college and was excited to begin my career. It was a year before my brother was in a car accident. The next two years, he spent in a coma before passing away. So, life was still good for me that year.

I’m so sorry for your loss! Thank you for sharing with us! What animal-person are you?

I used to be a cat-person when I had cats. Now I’m a dog lover. We have a dwarf bunny, and I love Thumper. I’m an animal person, who loves all animals.

So on that note, answer me this: Never trust a person who doesn’t like…

Don’t trust a person who doesn’t like animals.

Agreed! Thank you, Susanne, for letting some of the quirky out! Support Susanne by buying, reading, and reviewing! And if you love fluff ball stories, too, come back next week for another quirky interview!

Happy reading! 🙂

Quirky Questions with Tony Duxbury

REDHAND by [Duxbury, Tony]

I asked some quirky questions of Tony Duxbury! But first, the book: https://www.amazon.com/REDHAND-Tony-Duxbury-ebook/dp/B07DV2K7Q6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531667715&sr=1-1&keywords=REDHAND

And some other links:

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B00FP1FH9I/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vu00_tkin_p1_i0

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1852563.Tony_Leslie_Duxbury

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/TonyDuxbury

Now some questions!

Welcome, welcome Tony! Let’s begin! Shark diving, bungee jumping, or sky diving? 

Skydiving. Sharks scare the hell out of me. They send shudders down my spine. Bungee jumping sounds great, but what if the rope is too long or you bounce back and crack your nut on the bridge? At least skydivers get a parachute! I think?

As long as the parachute opens! What is the meaning of life?

That’s easy, it’s 42. It says so in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. No need to sit at some philosopher’s or guru’s feet. No need to read any religion’s bible or scour ancient texts in dead languages. 42 is all you need to know. Say it like a mantra and your life will be full of bliss. So, another annoying little problem out of the way.

*chanting* Forty-two! Forty-two! Yes, I feel better already! What’s the closest thing to real magic?

The closest thing to magic are computers and all that web business. Anyway, it bloody mystifies me! I believe those things they call ‘servers’ are really elaborate closets with little wizards or witches inside.

Now I know who to blame when my internet goes out! Have you ever had an imaginary friend? Tell us about them!

Loads of them. I have multiple personality disorder. Each personality has its own bunch of friends. 

Sounds crowded! What is one of your favorite quotes?

“I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees” Che Guevara. It’s something to aspire to. To live with dignity and respect under whatever circumstances. Bloody difficult though.

Maybe a nice pair of knee pads would help? What do you think the best invention is?

Everyone knows that. It’s sliced bread. What a dumb question!

*face palms* Oh, of course! Silly me! Do you believe in aliens?

Of course, doesn’t everybody? I thought the Discovery Channel had already proved that. I can’t wait to see the look on the faces of the religious nutters when the spaceships start arriving. Just think what will happen when we find out that the human race was really manufactured or interfered with by aliens and God turns out to be small, slimy and green.

Do they have to be slimy? I love green! Thank you, Tony, for answering my quirky questions! Support Tony on social media, connect with the universe by chanting forty-two, and come back next Friday for some more quirky fun!

Happy reading! 🙂

Quirky Questions with Kurt Smith

The Descendants Book One: The Broken Scroll by [Smith, Kurtis]

I asked some quirky questions of Kurt Smith! But first, the book: https://www.amazon.com/Descendants-Book-One-Broken-Scroll-ebook/dp/B07J1L5Y9D/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548950710&sr=8-1&keywords=the+descendants+kurt+smith

And the social links:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8089311.Kurt_W_Smith

Instagram: @kurt.smith82

https://www.facebook.com/kurt.smith.351

Now some questions!

Let’s get to know you, Kurt! How did you meet your best friend?

This is a story I never get tired of telling. Now, one important point of note, this is when I first MET my best friend, not when we actually became friends. There is a clear distinction.
Anyway. My family had just moved to Northern California when I was 10 years old. Being a 10 year old who clearly knew what his priorities were, I quickly decided to march over to the neighbor boy’s house, whom I had never met, and ask if he had any video games. Not just any video games either. The kid answered the door, and without any further ado or introduction, I asked if he had any Mega Man games for the original Nintendo. The answer was no and I returned home. Thus, the story of our first meeting.

No Mario Brothers? In your opinion, what is the best Disney animated movie?

I have no shame in admitting a fondness for Disney animated films. My favorite to this day would have to still be Aladdin. Need I say more. It’s just perfect. And anyone who tells you A Whole New World isn’t one of the best Disney songs of all time is lying to themselves.

It’s one of my favorite songs to belt out in the shower! What is your most bizarre talent?

This one is truly a beauty and my friends and I have gotten a lot of mileage out of it. We realized in the last couple years I have a great mind for recalling the exact year a movie released in theater. Talk about a party game.

So…Inception? What year? ….On a scale from 1-5, how afraid of the dark are you?

It takes a big man to admit this number is probably much higher than it should be, which is why I’m not giving one. But that means you have the answer. Let’s be honest, though, no one loves the dark.

Raccoons do! What is your favorite potato chip flavor?

This is a tough one. Really one of the big questions in life. It does vary from time to time, but if I had to go with the all-time winner, it would be Chili Cheese Freetos. You really can’t go wrong with that quality of flavor.

That’s the one flavor always left in the bag at our house! I’ll send them to you! And your favorite drink?

To this day, it is Code Red Mountain Dew. I know, it’s shocking for an adult to mention anything other than an alcoholic drink. Code Red is completely terrible for you as all soda is, but it’s also totally underrated. If you’ve never had it, it’s like a better, fizzier, fruit punch. It’s also quite rare. I’ve only really found it in grocery stores these days, which in of itself is a travesty.

Code Red! Get that soda in stock! What is one of your favorite quotes?

I have to break the rules and go with two of them. Both of them speak to me in a profound way as a writer and lover of great stories.
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Ah, two great quotes, so we’ll let you have both! Thank you, Kurt, for answering my quirky interrogation! Support Kurt by checking out his work! I’m heading off to sing in the shower, but I’ll be back next Friday with another quirky author!

Happy reading! 🙂