We asked the author:
What is your least favorite word? “Literally”. Not that I actually dislike the word itself, just the chronic misuse. A little part of me dies every time I come across a statement like “I literally died laughing”.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Binge-watching an awesome sci-fi show will almost always get me geared up for writing. When I need a total recharge, some quiet time with my husband will make everything right in my world. I’m an introvert at heart, so having time for processing things on my own keeps me balanced.
What turns you off? Administrative tedium. Filing paperwork for taxes, making sure bills are paid… all those “adulting” things I HAVE to do but aren’t any fun. I’d much rather be making up worlds inside my head and writing them down to share with others!
What is your favorite curse word? I’ll probably get a lot of grief for this, but I have to go with “frak”. I, personally, find it much more satisfying than any conventional curse word in the English language, and it’s my go-to. There’s also the added bonus of not needing to check if children are present when I find myself in a swearing mood while in public.
What sound or noise do you love? The sound of a cork popping out of a wine bottle, followed by the glug-glug of the initial pour. There’s definitely some Pavlovian conditioning at play there!
What sound or noise do you hate? Anything overly loud, especially if it’s high-pitched.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’d like to one day get really good at Photoshop and do digital paintings. While I love working with cover artists to get their unique take on my story worlds, it’d be super fun to have the skills to bring some of those images to life myself.
What profession would you not like to do? Call center customer service. I have so much respect for those workers! Dealing with upset, frustrated, angry people all the time… wow.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You may now have all the chocolate.