HEIDI'S PICK SIX
1. Which of your characters is your favorite?
From all my finished stories definitively Lilibeth from Perpetual Night. I’ve always thought that God made me poor and powerless because inside me there’s a dark side that threatens to rise under the right circumstances. Lilibeth is my attempt to explore that dark side. She’s the quintessential good girl who, deep beneath it all, hides a monster waiting for the moment to seize control.
2. Tell me about your travels.
3. Coffee, tea, or milk?
4. What else can you do besides write?
That depends on who you’re asking. In the words of my lovely five-year-old, I know, and can do everything…will have to remind her of that when she turns fifteen. If you ask my teachers from school, math truly wasn’t made for me. I concur. And my husband has no opinion on the matter, just ‘cause he loves sleeping in a warm bed and understands the true value of a homey meal. ;)
5. Who are you reading right now?
Connie Willis’ Blackout. A very interesting, well crafted, time-travelling adventure that grabbed me the moment I turned the first page. I’m also about to read Stephen King’s Cell (I’m always about to read something of his), and the pile of books I have to review is growing taller by the day.
6. Pop culture or academia?
7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?
8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?
In myself, my fears, my pain. The philosophy behind it is that if something stirred in me strong enough emotions to leave a mark, chances are others will be able to empathize and I’ll be able to portray it with realism. Also, writing is cheaper than therapy.
9. Food you could eat everyday.
10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
11. What kind of music speaks to you?
12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
I’m a bit OCD, what that means is that I have to have control over every little step of the process. I have to know where I want to go and how to get there. In short, I need to outline.
13. Celebrity crush.
Gosh, this is kind of embarrassing. Jared Padalecki from Supernatural really makes me all giddy and sweaty, and he’s behind the screen! Thank God our paths will never cross and I’ll be spared the indignity of thoroughly humiliating myself.
14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?
The two authors that have impacted me the most as a person, hence my work, are Edgar A. Poe and Stephen King.
I started reading Poe as an impressionable teenager and always strive to generate in my readers the same deep, dark, creepy feeling that his stories ooze. By far, however, Stephen King has had the strongest influence in my life, which goes well beyond my incursion into the writing world. My secret dream is to one day be signed under the same publishing house (though not making the same amount of money. It’s a dream, not a delusion) and have one of my books sharing a shelf with one of his.
15. Do you still watch cartoons?
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