Tuesday, March 04, 2008

HEIDI'S PICK SIX - Sheryl Nantus

Sheryl Nantus_Heidi's Pick SIxSheryl Nantus

HEIDI'S PICK SIX

1. Which of your characters is your favorite?

2. Tell me about your travels.
Well, aside from traveling to Canada once or twice a year to see my family - I've been to San Francisco, Washington D.C., Vancouver, and Las Vegas (a few times - it's a surreal place to visit!).


3. Coffee, tea, or milk?
Tea, tea, TEA! I actually have Tetley tea smuggled down from Canada, since it's a different blend here. I love peppermint tea along with green tea and various herbals.


4. What else can you do besides write?

5. Who are you reading right now?
Oh... I have a plethora of books going at any one time. Seems to be about one or two to a room. Steven Pressfield, Patricia Briggs, various writing magazines and books. And that's just the bathroom!


6. Pop culture or academia?
7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?
8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?
9. Food you could eat everyday.

10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
Not as much as I should be. Which is, to say, nil. We just purchased a Wii over the holidays and am looking forward to getting the Wii Fit game which should help take a few pounds off the writing behind I've developed. I do love to WATCH, however. Winter Olympics are my fav - curling, hockey...


11. What kind of music speaks to you?
12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
13. Celebrity crush.

14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?
Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov - the masters of short stories.


15. Do you still watch cartoons?
Absolutely! My husband and I adore Japanese Anime such as Ghost In The Shell and we have a great time on Saturday morning watching The Legion of Super-Heroes. We also enjoy Kim Possible, The Grimm Adventures of Billy and Mandy and *heart* Avatar: The Last Airbender.



Sheryl Nantus was born in Montreal, Canada and grew up in Toronto, Canada. A rabid reader almost from birth, she attended Sheridan College in Oakville, graduating in 1984 in Media Arts Writing.

During her fifteen years of working in private security she was stationed at the United States Consulate in Toronto; various Consuls' residences as well as many hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area. She received training in many fields, along with being certified to carry a firearm while working as an armed security officer.

She met Martin Nantus through the online fanfiction community in 1993 and moved to the United States in 2000 in order to marry. A firm believer in the healing properties of peppermint and chai tea she continues to write short stories and novels while searching for the perfect cuppa.

Her novel The Second Line is currently out through Mundania Press LLC. Her short story collection Looking In, Looking Out is also available.


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