Thursday, March 22, 2007

Interview Me Post from Thomma Lyn

So here's my Interview Post from Thomma Lyn - Thanks TL! This was fun! If anyone wants to play along, leave me an 'Interview me' in your comments and I'll think up 5 interview questions for you!

1. Tell me about a movie that's special to you, which you could watch again and again.
I hate watching movies over and over again. I'm a watch it once kind of girl... however I do make exceptions to 3 movies... Dirty Dancing - I think it's all because of the music and the sweep you off your feet - Nobody puts Baby in the corner romance. And don't laugh... but I can watch Spider Man 1 and 2 on repeat until the cows come home. My husband always laughs at me, because I know the words to the entire movies... but come on... I can't help it! The entire I love you, but I can't love you because if I admit to loving you, someone might hurt you - which would kill me - romance... I don't know, it's just something that always draws me. And that kissing scene where Spidey kisses her (which one right? You know which one I'm talking about! - The upside down, dirty, dingy, empty alley kiss) well that's just... *Sigh* I'm naturally a cheesy romantic.

2. What kind of music do you like?
I'm easy. Whatever is playing on the radio. ;) And I know that a lot of you play music while you write, I need perfect silence!

3. Tell me about an author you consider an influence in your own writing.
I think we all take little bits and pieces of things we admire, respect and love about another author. So I'm not sure if I could pick just one... but If I had to I would have to say Lori Foster. I will be happy if I can be half the writer that she is - okay three quarters. ;)

4. Do you like to cook?
I would prefer if someone else did it, but I don't hate it. I just always compare it to my moms... and we all know nobody does it like mom! But give me some flour for baking and get out of my way, because I swear to you I was born a baker! I think it's that my grandfather was a baker and my mom ate a lot of his goodies while pregnant with me... because I swear to you... if I crave it I can bake it. And I hate the boxed stuff!

5. When did you first think you would like to be an author?
A couple of years ago when I read this terribly written book and thought... no friggin' way was this published and all the ideas in my head just float around without a reader! :) It also helps to think that you could kill someone and get away with it! (By the way - I think this is the only profession that you can admit to that!) I truly believe you have to think this if you're a suspense author. If you can't convince yourself - what makes you think you can convince your readers? Nothing worse than a book you know the conclusion to on page 5! :)

Happy Writing!


Angela/SciFiChick said...

Great interview!
I'm not an author, but if you can think of some questions for me, I'll play along..

Vicky said...

:) Angela - I'll think of something good! :)

Amy Ruttan said...

Ooh good interview. Me no have no time. Maybe another day. ;)

Wylie Kinson said...

Nice answers! Good practice for when your book is pub'd and Maureen interviews you for her "Chatting With..." series :)

I'm waiting for Amy to get interviewed, then I'll take a turn...

carly phillips said...

Oh, why not ... :)
Interview me.

Christine said...

I love Dirty Dancing! I haven't seen the sequel on principle. It just seems wrong on many levels. I'll happily show my daughters the original. :)

I love your interview. :)

Anonymous said...

Hiya, Vicky! Gah, I'm so very sorry I'm so late responding. I've felt kind of under the weather the last few days and have been moving slow.

Anyhow, I wanted to say thanks for your great answers -- I enjoyed reading them tremendously! :) And I agree: Dirty Dancing was fun. :-D