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Enjoy getting to know, Chrissy Lessey:

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Thank you for joining me today. Tell us in three words how you would best describe your writing. 

Poignant, humorous, relatable

Your book, “Crystal Coast: The Coven” is set to release on 4/30/2014. Share a passage (a paragraph or less) that you’d like for us to see before the rest of the world.

Stevie watched Charlie as he scooped a handful of sand and let it sift slowly through his fingers. Golden ringlets of hair fell around his face, hiding his pale blue eyes. Just a few years ago, those eyes shone bright with curiosity. Now, they were clouded by a need for routine and a lack of connection to the world around him. His dimpled cheeks were overshadowed by a furrowed brow, evidence of the countless fears and worries tormenting his young mind.

You’ve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author, but can never write again, or write forever, but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

Having a bestseller would be a dream come true, but giving up writing is unthinkable. I’d have to keep on writing and pass on the bestseller.

If you could live on a college campus and never leave, or live in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?

I’d live in a small town and travel, which is pretty much what I’m doing now.

Okay, how about in an amusement park or an airport?

Definitely an amusement park. I’m a huge fan of roller coasters!

And how about Australia or Scotland?

Scotland. I think I’d find a lot of inspiration there.

Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

The Black Crowes and Pearl Jam.

Are there any good bands out there today that we’ll talk about in 50 years?

Possibly the band Fun. There’s tremendous talent there and lead singer Nate Ruess reminds me of Freddie Mercury.

And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is The Office)?

Big Bang Theory never fails to make me laugh.

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

I’m working on the next installment of the Crystal Coast Trilogy.

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

I’d love to ask Anne Rice about her choice to bring Lestat back after all of these years. Specifically, I’d ask if her perception of the character has changed since we last saw him.

Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains?  Ocean

Yogurt or ice cream?  Ice cream

M & M’s or Skittles?  M & M’s

The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? The Daily Show

Happy or sad ending to a novel?  Happy

Beer or wine?  Wine

Flying or driving?  Flying

Hemingway or Twain?  Twain

You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take two things with you as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?

My practical side is going to show through on this answer. I’d bring a knife and a ball of twine. I’d leave my family safely on the mainland and bring survival expert, Bear Grylls. I’d also ask Anne Rice to come along, so she can tell me stories while we wait for rescue.

You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him over to your house or meet at their place of royalty?

I’d meet with Abraham Lincoln at the White House. We’d discuss his plans to go see that play.

You can wish for one thing and one thing only, not world peace and no more wishes. What’s it gonna be? 🙂

Time. I’d love more time with my family and more time to write.

  

Chrissy Lessey is an autism advocate, a coffee junkie, and an avid reader. She lives on the coast of North Carolina with her husband, two children, and their ill-mannered dog. Her debut novel, The Coven, and her short story prequel, The Secret Keepers, will be released in April from Pandamoon Publishing. For more information, visit her website.

Enjoy getting to know, Jason Beem:

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Thank you for joining me today. Tell us in three words how you would best describe your writing. 

Therapeutic, funny and hopefully entertaining. 

Your book, “Southbound” is set to release on 3/31/2014. Share a passage (a paragraph or less) that you’d like for us to see before the rest of the world.

This is a sentence from the first chapter with the main character Ryan McGuire talking about his love of horse racing. 

“Horse racing gave me almost everything I have. It put food in my mouth, and afforded me opportunities that nothing or no one else has. However, it’s also taken away just as much. Horse racing will always break your heart at some point. But I don’t know if that’s such a bad thing. I mean, at least racing made me feel something. I’m someone who doesn’t feel much; but racing made me feel. I’ve never rooted for anything in my life as hard as I’ve rooted for horses to get up and win races. Sometimes, I didn’t even have any money invested; and sometimes I had all my money invested. Horse racing made me feel.”

You’ve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author but can never write again, or write forever, but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

To be honest, I’d probably take the best seller and never write again.  Writing isn’t my occupation and I love my career as a horse racing announcer and hope to keep doing that forever.  So I suppose I’d rather have some success with one book and just have that be one little part of my life. 

If you could live on a college campus and never leave, or in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?

I’d rather live in the small town whether I could travel or not.  I’ve always lived in cities and while I love having the city close, I like quiet more.  I’m so old now (33) and I go to bed at like ten.  If I lived on the college campus, I’d be the old crabby guy screaming at all the kids to keep it down! 

Okay, how about in an amusement park or an airport?

I’d probably live in the airport, especially the one here in Portland.  It has great food options (Elephants Deli!) and a Powell’s book store!  And free wifi.  I mean, it sounds better than where I live now! 

And how about Ireland or Brazil?

I’d go with Brazil.  I’ve always been fascinated with South American culture and food and think it would be great. 

Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

Not just my favorite 90’s band, but my favorite ever band is Alice in Chains.  They were so dark and brutal and melodic I connected with them instantly.  They were a huge reason I picked up a guitar and started writing my own music.  Other 90’s faves are Pearl Jam, Counting Crows, Blind Melon and Tool. 

Is there any good band out there today that we’ll talk about in 50 years?

I don’t think so, but not because there aren’t great bands.  Because there are now so many artists who only focus on singles and not good albums.  People used to line up at night to buy albums and that doesn’t happen anymore.  Ironically, the modern day rockstars that get people to line up at night are video game makers LOL

And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is The Office)?

My favorite of all time is Larry Sanders Show that was on HBO.  It was a mocking of late night talk shows and is just so smart and so funny.  Seinfeld, The Office and Coach are probably next three. 

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

I actually just started working on a new writing project.  It’s set in the world of hockey which is a sport I really enjoy.  It’s more of a father/son book than anything else.  But I literally just started it last week, so not much to report. 

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

I’ve actually met my favorite author and have asked him questions!  In fact he supplied a blurb to my book!  His name is Willy Vlautin and he writes great novels about everyday folks who are struggling in their lives.  I once asked him “why do you write about people who are having such a tough time and seem to be such everyday characters?”  He said “Because to be honest, I find them the most interesting and the most relatable.” 

 

Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains?  Ocean

Yogurt or ice cream?   Yogurt

Snickers or Milky Way?   Snickers

The Daily Show or The Colbert Report?  Colbert!

Happy or sad ending to a novel?  Happy

Beer or wine?  I don’t drink 🙂

Flying or driving?  Driving for sure

Hemingway or Twain?  Ernest!

You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take two things with you as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?

I’d bring my mom and my great friend, Amanda.  Amanda is a doctor so she can take care of us and my mom is the coolest, so she’d be fun to hang out with!  I’d bring my laptop and my acoustic guitar. 

You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him over to your house, or meet at their place of royalty?

I’ve always been fascinated with World War 2.  I think I’d want to talk to Franklin Roosevelt at the White House and get his opinions on so many things as I think he was one of the most influential figures in our country’s history.  I’d also want to know his thinking when Pearl Harbor hit and when he found out what exactly Hitler was doing. 

You can wish for one thing and one thing only, not world peace and no more wishes. What’s it gonna be? 🙂

Health for my family and friends. 

Jason’s debut novel, “Southbound,” is set to release on 3/31/2014.

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The Wolfcat Chronicles

Regina West is the first novelist in this series of interviews I’m beginning here and elsewhere in my social media. Someone has to be the first, right? Well, why save the best to last?

She’s a romance and erotica novelist who signed with Pandamoon Publishing last year. Her first novel, The Long Way Home is due out later this year:

Forty-two-year-old Twilah Dunn has it all – a thriving ad agency in Los Angeles she shares with her business partner who is also her fiancé. But one phone call changes everything and leaves Twilah with a dead father, a cheating fiancé, and a score to settle.

She returns to her small hometown in North Carolina determined to sell her father’s horse farm and use the money to buy her business out from under her cheating fiancé, but her plans change when she sees the farm’s dilapidated state. She can’t bear…

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Susan Green is a single mother raising three children. She has had it rough… But, always managed… Until now.

Susan’s daughter, Tina, has been acting strange. She has always been a very calm child, then one day she began acting out in anger. Her mother is worried it may be drugs.

In her attempt to find out what is going on with her daughter, Susan finds out more than she can bargain for.

Susan’s life changes and not for the better, she is faced with a demon that she can’t control. How can she fight for a life that’s not hers to fight for. Can Susan save her daughter?

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Enjoy getting to know, Mindy Haig.

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Thank you for joining me today. Tell us in three words how you would best describe your writing.

Makes you wonder!

Share your favorite passage from your book in one paragraph or less.

From Glory:

“He is what the Father made him, Kay.  He is Sammael, the last son of the Glory of God and the only divine Angel ever given a will of his own.  He is the Taker of Souls.  He is temptation.  He is Immortal.  He is my brother.”

Sammael looked up from where he knelt before the descendent of the first son of dirt.  The will of his father come to fruition after so many lifetimes of denial.

Nate inclined his head to him.  Then he turned and he walked out of that place whole with Kay in his arms.

Youve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author but can never write again or write forever but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

Well, I write because it keeps my brain active.  I enjoy doing the research and the whole creative process.  I guess if I had to chose I would continue to write.

If you could live on a college campus and never leave or in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?

That’s a hard choice.  If it was an actual town with a coffee shop, a diner, a grocery store, etc… and I could travel anywhere in the world, I would definitely choose that.  But I am a city slicker!  I like walking places.  I don’t like driving. I know I don’t have what it takes to live out in the rural country setting.  So if I have to drive 12 miles to the grocery store, that is a big no for me.

Okay, how about in an amusement park or an airport?

Airport.  I am a talker.  I talk to everyone.  And my one real talent in life is I am great at remembering names.  I can find someone I know everywhere!   Amusement park rides make me queasy, though I could probably live in Disney World for quite a while, especially if I could be one of the princesses!

And how about Australia or Scotland?

Probably Australia, but I haven’t been to either place so it’s hard to say!

Who is your favorite 90s band (Im thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

I would say Pearl Jam.  Ten was the best album ever!  I like a huge variety of music, though.  I was a DJ in college, so there really is not much I won’t listen to.

Their new stuff is pretty good too 🙂

Is there any good band out there today that well talk about in 50 years?

Hmm.  Maybe Muse, they have a good sound and they are creative in their use of technology.

And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is The Office)?

I don’t watch much television.  I would say my favorite comedy is The Big Bang Theory.

Honestly, I prefer cartoons to sitcoms!  Love cartoons! 

Is there anything youre currently working on?

I currently have six works in progress!  Two are sequels: The White Room is the sequel to The Wishing Place,  Forsaken is the sequel to Glory.  One is a YA novel called Undead 101, one is a thriller and the other two are more paranormal romance, which is what I write most frequently.

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

Douglas Adams was my favorite author of all time!

Christopher Moore is my favorite author who is still writing.  If I could ask him anything,

I would want to know which of his characters he sees as himself.  I think all authors put something of themselves into their character, whether it is something they would have liked to have been or done, or something they did and enjoyed.  Christopher Moore has had some really outrageous characters so I would want to know which one he is.

Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains? Mountains (I am allergic to the ocean.  Weird, right?)

Yogurt or ice cream? Ice Cream, chocolate-peanut butter!

M & Ms or Skittles? M&M’s

The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? Neither

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy, always happy, but I am willing to take the long road to get to happy!

Beer or wine? Beer

Flying or driving? Flying

Hemingway or Twain? Poe.  Sorry, they just aren’t my style.

You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him over to your house or meet at their place of royalty?

Well, right now my answer would be King Charles II of England. I am writing a flash back to his reign into Forsaken, leading up to the Great Fire of London in 1666 so I would love to be at the palace at Whitehall and experience the court.  I would ask him about his affairs and his many illegitimate children.  I would ask him about the posthumous decapitation of Oliver Cromwell.  He’s a very interesting character, there are many things I would like to ask!

You can wish for one thing and one thing only, not world peace and no more wishes. What’s it gonna be? 🙂

Ok, this probably will seem off the wall, but if I could have one wish Round Rock, TX would have a Natatorium!  As the mom of 2 competitive swimmers, and a great lover of the sport, it has been my mission to try to make this happen!  I have said a number of times (and not even necessarily as a joke!) that if I could sell a million copies of my books, I would build it!  So there you have it.  I need to have a huge best seller so that the South Texas region of USA Swimming can have a Natatorium in Round Rock!  Swimming fans,Water Polo fans, Divers, pop right over to Amazon and buy my books

(Or I could hit the lotto.  We’d still get the Natatorium and the odds are probably similar!)

 

Mindy’s Bio

I am a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I was born and raised in New Jersey so I am very much a city slicker. I moved to Florida to marry my sweetheart after college and marveled at how little there was to do and how much one had to drive to do it! But due to a job change and an abrupt move, we settled in Austin Texas where the mottos is ‘Keep Austin Weird’ and I try my best to uphold it!

I am the mother of 2 great kids and though writing has always been a pursuit I was interested in, being a Mommy got in the way for quite a few years. I decided I would give it a fair shake in 2009 and I haven’t been able to quit since.  I have a hard time stopping my ideas and when a seemingly great idea hits me – typically just as I am attempting to fall asleep – I am compelled to start an outline.

My 2 great talents are:

1. My remarkable ablilty to remember names – which has served me well.

2. My ability to remember lyrics from every song I ever heard in the 70’s and 80’s – which has not helped me in the slightest.

I have a quirky sense of humor and sometimes TV commercials crack me up.

I like the notion of things being ‘meant to be’ or somehow touched by the unexplainable, so that tends to be a theme in my writing. I also like the effect music has on one’s state of mind and the memories a song can recall.

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The photo is me with my lovely daughter, Delaney taken in August at the Roman Baths, Bath, England.  Delaney is an aspiring graphic artist! and she has done the cover art for The Messenger, Glory, Cybilla and Forsaken (coming in 2104)

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Enjoy getting to know, Tatyana Kasima.

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Thank you for joining me today. Tell us in three words how you would best describe your writing.

It is short.

Share your favorite passage from your book in one paragraph or less.

“Throw the lumber over, man! Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need – a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.” Jerome K. Jerome “Three Men in a Boat”

You’ve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author but can never write again or write forever but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

I cannot imagine not writing again, it seems what is the point of having one bestseller if you are not able to progress and develop.

If you could live on a college campus and never leave or in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?

It would definitely be the second option, even now I live in a small town with opportunities to travel and that’s why I have chosen it. That’s where my heart belongs. So this question is easy to answer.

Okay, how about in an amusement park or an airport?

Actually, I love amusement parks, they are both fun and creepy. We have this make shift amusement park in my city, I went their this summer and the owner spoke a language I have never heard before… so it added even more mysterious air around it. As for the airport, well, traveling to the airport is a beginning of a journey already, so if you mean, if it is ok that it is not in this small town I live in, it is all right. Btw, the place where I live has an aiport.

And how about Australia or Scotland?

I would love to go to those places and to live there for some time and write. I would love to hear different English accents and learn more about the culture.

Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

Haha, I am not thinking about those 90’s bands. I grew up in Ukraine, so my culural backgroud is different in this respect. Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Is there any good band out there today that we’ll talk about in 50 years?

Good question. Lately, I have been listening to more music that I normally do. I actually think Madonna but as for a band…

And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is The Office)?

Friends.

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

I am constantly picking up ideas for short stories, everywhere I go. Currently, I am working on a story about a cat in an Italian church, and a story about a girl who is trying to get out of he comfort zone. I hope these were mysterious enough.

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

Joanne Harris, Erin Morgenstern and Alexander McCall Smith. I would absolutely love to meet them and have a casual conversation just talking about the weather because it is not about what you are talking about with a write it is how you are talking about it.

Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

Yogurt or ice cream? Yogurt

M & M’s or Skittles? M&M’s

The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? The Daily Show

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy ( this was difficult)

Beer or wine? Wine

Flying or driving? Hmmmm driving

Hemingway or Twain? Hemingway

You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take two things with you as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?

People is a difficult question. I would love to be my friend Jenny there for sure. So, my best friend. As for things, I would refer you to the paragraph I quoted in the beginning of the interview, but maybe a box of matches and a book would be good.

You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him over to your house or meet at their place of royalty?

Interesting. I would rather meet at his/her house. Who the person is, yesterday I watched a movie about Lady Di, I would have loved to meet her. Yet again, it is not important what you talk about as much as how you are talking about it and how you talk about things in general.

You can wish for one thing and one thing only, not world peace and no more wishes. What’s it gonna be? 🙂

Time. I am not sure what I mean by it but time.

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Enjoy getting to know, K D Rose.

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Thank you for joining me today. Tell us in three words how you would best describe your writing.

Eclectic, imaginative, metaphorical

Share your favorite passage from your book in one paragraph or less.

I’ll share a passage from one that has been not been published yet. There are two published on Amazon and one that is with Lycaon Press, the Young Adult/New Adult Arm of Breathless Press Publishing that will be out before the end of the year. I am extremely excited to have been picked up by Lycaon Press!

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“So basically, everything is FUBAR,” said Stu, using an old military term. “Only no one is really sure how FUBAR it all is…”

“Basically,” agreed Jonathan, plopping down on the couch, whose stuffing was showing.

“And young master Michael still hates my guts.”

“Basically,” agreed Jonathan.

“Yet you still want my help,” Stu stated more than asked.

“Basically,” answered Jonathan. He knew Stu would help. They were good friends now. No one knew that, for good reason, but they also didn’t know Stu had a decent heart inside all that bluster and arrogance.

“Well, since I’m the only one that really kept up study and work on the astral, with you somewhat too, it makes it pretty damn difficult.” Stu sat backwards on one of the ‘dining’ chairs.

“Yep,” agreed Jonathan. “I have an idea though.”

“Oh you do, do you.” Stu grinned. Jonathan knew that grin. Stu liked trouble.

They settled in and discussed the idea at length. They both agreed that, although troublesome, and likely to cause problems with the others, it probably was still the best idea to employ.

“But you know,” said Stu, “Michael will never forgive you if we do this behind his back.”

“Yes, he will,” said Jonathan, hesitating. “Or, he will if it works.”

Stu shrugged. “He’s your brother. I’ll need a couple hours to prepare.”

“What do you want me to do in the meantime?” asked Jonathan.

“Just go home. I’ll find you.” Stu had a wicked grin on his face.

“You know you have to be normal, right?” Jonathan looked worried.

“Don’t sweat it bro. I’ve got it covered,” said Stu.

Jonathan put his face in his hands but went ahead and left. The screen door screeched behind him.

Stu began to prepare. He had never done anything of this scope before but he felt ready. Yep. It promised to be a fun week.

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You’ve been presented with the opportunity to be a best-selling author but can never write again or write forever but never have a bestseller. Which scenario sounds more tempting?

One thing you should know about me is that I am a quantum Idealist. I don’t believe in binary choices. Ha Ha. I will try to answer where I can, but you may find third options in here. In my world, Schrödingers cat is dead, alive, and is also living out multiple lives in different realities.

In the above question it would definitely be write forever but never have a bestseller. Writing is part of my DNA and I am more concerned that the few people who did read it got something out of it, or even better, what I was trying to get through the writing to them!

If you could live on a college campus and never leave or in a small town but be able to travel, which one would you choose?

I would live on a college campus forever if I could and go for degrees until they ran out. I’m getting older now though so it would have to be where all the Ph.D.s hang out and not near the keggers. LOL Of course this is a fairytale godmother pumpkin answer.

Okay, how about in an amusement park or an airport?

If I had to choose I could say amusement park and just park myself somewhere and people watch (they’d be happier people to watch than in an airport.)

And how about Australia or Scotland?

How about London?

Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?

I would have to say I still love some of the 90s bands who are still around, like U2 (ok they started before the 90s) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Then there’s Radiohead, Janes Addiction, The Cure. Actually aren’t all these actually still around? Then there’s Matt Nathanson, who started in the 90s and is still going, though not technically a band, he puts out songs that kill my heart so I have to include him. Then there is Jeff Buckley. Oh there’s Indigo Girls too.  Hey why don’t you just list all the bands that exist. That would work. ; )

Is there any good band out there today that we’ll talk about in 50 years?

Man that’s hard. I think we’ll still be talking about Bob Dylan and Jeff Buckley in 50 years. Bands. That’s hard. I love Cage the Elephant but I can’t say we’ll be talking about them in 50 years. Though they’re pretty young so maybe!

And what about your favorite comedy on TV (My favorite is The Office)?

The Daily Show and Doctor Who are pretty much the only shows I watch. When do I have time for TV?

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

Yeah, a seven book series.  Erasing: Shadows, which comes out this year, is the first book. Seven is daunting, I have to say. We plan to put out at least two books a year. And that doesn’t include my indie books which I will keep putting out. The next one is called I AM (Poetry in Motion). Poetry is the language of the Gods. It’s a shame more people don’t read it.

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

It’s a toss- up between Harlan Ellison and Philip K. Dick. I’d have to give the edge to Harlan because he involves my gut, whereas Phil is more cerebral. It’s that passion of Harlan’s that got me, even as a kid. Harlan can still make me cry.  I don’t have a question for him, just a command that he must live forever. And if he can’t live forever, then he has to find a replacement just like him before he goes.  It’s a requirement of some groups you know, that you can’t move up until you replace yourself. Yes, I’m serious.

Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

Yogurt or ice cream? Ice cream

M & M’s or Skittles? M&Ms (Chocolate must win the day)

The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? Daily Show though I love Stephen Colbert.  Funny Truth gets me more than satire. But have you ever seen Stephen Colbert have physicists on and give them a run for their money? Smart, funny men are super sexy.

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy. I’m not reading to be depressed. Life is hard enough! That’s novel’s though. You can have your way with me with poetry.

Beer or wine? I don’t drink either.  Once a year I’ll have one of those coffees with some Baileys in it. Does that count?

Flying or driving? Driving as long as there is light traffic. Because let me tell you, driving in real traffic isn’t driving, it’s parking.  Never flying, it’s gotten to where it really bites the big one. I want a tour bus. That’s what I want!

Hemingway or Twain? E. E. Cummings. (I warned you!)

I like him 🙂

You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take two things with you as well as two people. What and who are you bringing?

Two things: music and something to play it on. (I know you thought I’d say books, but music inspires me *for* books)

Two people: Mother and Husband

You’re able to sit down with any leader in world history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him over to your house or meet at their place of royalty.

Oh good grief. Like I am the person to pick for that. I’d send a proxy with some actual skills and probably sit down with George Bush and Dick Cheney. That or send an assassin to Hitler or Genghis Khan. And no, I don’t want any of them over to my house.  Me- I’d only send me to Harlan Ellison. But that would be just to fan out.  LOL  If you wanted to get some serious work done, send me to Neil deGrasse Tyson.  (No, really, send me!)

You can wish for one thing and one thing only, not world peace and no more wishes. What’s it gonna be? 🙂

I’d wish to write the most important book in history.

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K.D. Rose is an author and poet and currently has two books on Amazon: “Heavy Bags of Soul” and “Inside Sorrow”- A Silver Award winner for the 2013 International Readers Favorite Awards. See 2 pertinent reviews here: http://readersfavorite.com/book-review/11314 and http://readersfavorite.com/book-review/8667

K.D.’s current book, Erasing: Shadows, the first in a series, has just been picked up by Lycaon Press, the Young Adult/New Adult Arm of Breathless Press Publishing. Look for Erasing: Shadows before the end of 2013!

K.D. has an eclectic mind and loves language, physics, philosophy, photography, design, art, writing, symbolism, semiotics, codes, spirituality, and Dr. Who.

KD Rose is an avid supporter of music, the arts, cutting edge science, technology, and creativity in all forms that encourage us to expand and explore past the artificial limits we often set for ourselves, and see the everyday connections that exist among all things.

K.D. Rose values the question more than the answer and loves creativity and innovation. K.D. is also a sucker for cutting edge thought and has been known to bring some into reality herself.

Check out her books. Writing like no other!

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