Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Writer Wednesday: Getting to Know You

On Monday, I asked my fellow writer campaigners and readers to share their wacky family stories. Thanks so much for sharing your love of pets and the funny things they do. Today, in honor of Writer Wednesday, I'd like to get to know each of you even better. So, tell me a little bit about yourselves in the comments or if you'd like to use these questions on your blogs, well, imitation is the greatest form of flattery, so go right ahead!

1) What genres do you read or write?
     I read everything! No, seriously. I read everything. From memoirs to the classics to high fantasy to picture books, I've tackled the array of the literary world. My favorites, however, are the genres that I like to write, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and historical romance. I also like YA paranormal, but cannot hold a candle to some of my talented YA writer friends, so I stick with adults.
2) What is the first book you can remember reading?
     HELLO KITTY. It was about six pages long and in the shape of the famous character. I have no idea who the author is or the correct title of the book. But, I remember making my grandmother read it to me over and over and over... and you get the picture. I read it by myself as well, but something about making Granny Bird read it to me made the story better.
3) Who are your biggest author inspirations? Or which authors do you like best?
     My list will be a mile long, but in my genre, some of my favorites are Gena Showalter, J.R. Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Kresley Cole, K. A. Stewart and Nalini Singh to name a few. Gena Showalter often says that she is Kresley Cole's biggest fangirl and wants to write like her when she grows up. Well, I'll say it, I am Gena Showalter's biggest fangirl and I want to write like her when I grow up. :) So, if you're reading this...*blush*
     Side note: I had to fight my writing partner, Yelena Casale, for  Jeaniene Frost's #1 fangirl status. She beat me by a hair! Cat and Bones! :D

 

4) If you could only have one book on a desert island (not an eReader), what would it be?
     LORD OF THE RINGS in one volume. It is a long dense read, and yet, I love it. I have several copies of J. R. R. Tolkien's different works and they're some of my most prized possessions.

5) What are you reading now?
     Christine Feehan's fifth Carpathian novel DARK CHALLENGE. I enjoy her work though the heroines are not always as kick butt as I'd like them to be.
6) For fun: Chocolate or Candy? Cake or Ice Cream?
     Always chocolate. Unless it is cheesecake, give me a pie or brownies instead. Or cheesecake brownies. *num num*  :)
Now, it's your turn!

8 comments :

  1. Tina,

    It's fantastic to learn a little more about you! I'm a member of the Urban Fantasy Campaign group along with you. It's great to know a little more about my fellow campaigners. I wish I had the time at the moment to give you an appropriate response, but regardless, I'm definitely planning on reading more and more of your blog!

    It's a pleasure to get to Campaign with you!

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  2. This is too fun! Great choice in Lord Of The Rings, you can't go wrong there. And wow, those brownies look SO good! I'm like you, I read everything too! Though I always gravitate back toward anything fantasy related.

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  3. Hello Tina! Nice to meet you and I'm glad I got to know more about you. I'm in your UF group. I really appreciate that you're taking the time to get to know us. :)

    1) What genres do you read or write?
    I read everything YA but mostly Urban Fantasy--the genre I write in.

    2) What is the first book you can remember reading?
    A Korean picture book. This was back when I still lived in Korea (I was born there) so I had a huge set of traditional folklore in the form of picture books.

    3) Who are your biggest author inspirations? Or which authors do you like best?
    Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Kiersten White. Such awesome ladies.


    4) If you could only have one book on a desert island (not an eReader), what would it be?
    Probably the Bible. Because it would take me forever to read it (honestly, I probably wouldn't be able to finish it before I get rescued or die) and it's one of the top books on my reading "bucket list".

    5) What are you reading now?
    Karsten Knight's WILDEFIRE.

    6) For fun: Chocolate or Candy? Cake or Ice Cream?
    Always, always ice cream. Especially since I live in 100+degree-marathon Texas.

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  4. So great to get to know you better Tina!

    1) What genres do you read or write?
    I read suspense, fantasy, YA, MG, picture books, paranormal, historical, classics and anything highly recommended. I write the same--minus the picture books and classics.

    2) What is the first book you can remember reading?
    Serendipity. The pictures were too awesome.

    3) Who are your biggest author inspirations? Or which authors do you like best?
    Lots, but I idolize Dean Koontz. Man that guy knows how to write!

    4) If you could only have one book on a desert island (not an eReader), what would it be?
    How about a pad of paper and a pen?

    5) What are you reading now?
    5 different books, different genres.

    6) For fun: Chocolate or Candy? Cake or Ice Cream?
    Um...cheese? I'll take the cheese please. =)

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  5. So nice to get to know more about you. I'm in blog hopping overload at the moment so I'll be brief.

    I mainly read PNR and UF (adult and YA) since that is what I write, but I do venture out of those genres. Some of my favorite authors are Nalini Singh, Anne Rice, and Jeaniene Frost.

    I think I would take the Bible with me to an island.

    Currently reading a PNR by Anita Clenney. Can't remember the title b/c brain is fried, but it's Highland something. Also just finished the The Taker by Alma Katsu.

    Definitely chocolate and ice cream :).

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  6. It's so fun getting to know everyone through the campaign! :)

    1) I write paranormal romance.
    2) Ahem! That would be Puppy Peek-a-Boo.
    3) Oh my goodness. I'm not the only one! I fangirl over Gena too! Haha!
    4) The Bible
    5) The Highwayman
    6) Er, I can only tolerate sweets in small doses. Maybe brownies.

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  7. Hi there fellow campaigner! I'm finally getting around to everyone's blogs. 1.We are in the urban fantasy group together. I like to read everything as well but I like to write urban fantasy, paranormal romance, some poetry and I'm delving into short stories and creative non-fiction.
    2. first book I read was about cows and how they make milk.
    3. way too many authors to mention, lol!
    4. not sure, hmmm???
    5. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    6. I'm not too big on sweets but I do enjoy a piece of dark chocolate now and then.
    Nice to meet you!

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  8. by the way...my link seems to be spazzing out, what else is new. my site is www.kineticwriting.com

    thanks!
    juliet

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