Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Oh no, not more answers...

Today is the last day for answers. And I know you're all thinking "HOORAY" and so am I.

These were all such wonderful questions that made me think way too much. Thinking is so overrated.

Here we go. Last day for answers:

Jenn Johansson asked:

What book/series do you fin
d yourself reading over and over again?

I know this is going to sound crazy, but I have to answer Twilight on this one. Go ahead and laugh. I don’t mind.

What kind of dogs do you have? :)

I have three psychotic dogs: Pekingese, Pug, and a Boxer. After last weekend, they’re up for auction. No, wait. I’ll pay you. Just take them!

Lisa and Laura asked:

What is your favorite line from your manuscript?

I haven’t gotten very far in my manuscript, but here are a couple of my favorites so far:

“Just an ounce of Nair in his shampoo bottle and he’ll think twice before messing with my best friend again.”


Swiftly plucking all of his items from the pile, I rolled down the window, “bye, bye sunglasses, you’ll probably be needing these where you're going. Too bad you left them with your crazy ex.”

The laugh that escaped my mouth when I chunked those damned Prada glasses across the sidewalk scared me a little. It seems the crazy part might have been partly true; I felt the meter going haywire.

Jonathon Arntson asked:

How many stories have you come up with cruising around in your convertible? Or is it purely therapeutic?

Dang it! That is such a great idea, but, sadly, I no longer have my convertible. Thanks for reminding me Jon! : (

Eva asked:

Actually, I want to see you ask yourself questions. It could be entertaining. No?

Eva, you’re so funny. Ha, ha! ; )

And, you know I’d do it, right???

Fine, I'll ask. Here's one. If you could be any character in any book you have read, who would it be and why?

Hmm…if I could be any character in a book I’ve read who would it be?

Hmm…well I think I would have to say I would want to be Nora Grey from Hush, Hush.

I think the picture pretty much says it all. Mmmmm…Patch. I love me some Patch!


I wouldn’t mind being Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Dairies, because she gets to be with Stefan.


Just remember Eva, it always comes back to Stefan. And that picture is just for you! ; )

Dawn Simon asked:

Here's my question: who are a few of your favorite YA authors?

I love so many. YA authors rock!

Some of my faves are: Suzanne Collins, Becca Fitzpatrick, Maggie Stiefvater, Stephenie Meyer, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, and Courtney Summers.

Some of my soon to be favorite YA authors: Daisy Whitney, Kimberly Derting, Kiersten White, and Stephanie Perkins.
I love their blogs and I know I will love their books, too!

V. S asked:

Do you have any writing projects you're currently working?

I do! I posted a snippet from my current WIP on Teaser Tuesday, last week.

The title changes daily, but here’s the gist of my story:

It's a story about a girl, a boy, and what happens when your first love dumps you. Oh, and it's also got a bunch of otherworldly stuff mixed in. You know, just for fun!

I didn’t give away too much, did I? ; )

Your all time favorite YA book?

As of today, my all time favorite YA book is probably The Hunger Games.

But, if you mixed Twilight, The Hunger Games, Beautiful Creatures, and Hush,Hush together…oh baby.

I would definitely be in YA book heaven.

Who do I need to speak to, to make that happen?

Nicole Ducleroir asked:

Who's your favorite character you created, and why?

I love all of my characters, but the one I have the most fun with is my MC’s best friend, Amethyst.

She just so…fun. She’s not afraid of anything and I love that about her. I’m wimpy and I’m scared of everything. But Amethyst, she’s fearless, beautiful, and not afraid to speak her mind.

Okay guys, I'm exhausted. And I'm sure all of you are tired of hearing me talk. So, I'm taking tomorrow off. But, I'll be back on Friday with Movie Day. YAY!

Thank you, again, for all of the wonderful questions. You guys are AWESOME!

Have a Happy Wednesday and Thursday!


  1. I am reading hush, hush and loving it. Oh Patch :)

  2. Thanks for answering my question!! I think it's interesting that you say your favorite character is unafraid, the opposite of you. My favorite characters to write are the ones I can live vicariously through -- be all I wish I could be. That's what makes writing so great!

    Oh, and I just started The Hunger Games last night -- glad to hear you recommend it!

    ((hugs)) Nicole

  3. Fun getting to know you better. Thanks for the list of YA authors, too. I'm always looking for new ones. :)

  4. I have to commend you for spending all the time answering the questions.

    I have a boxer too! And I love her, the cute little wrinkly face!


  5. YAY for boxers and pugs!!

    Fun learning more about you! Your personality shines in these answers. :) I think there's something wrong with me though. You root for the guys we're supposed to root for: Team Peeta, Team Edward, Team Stefan... and there's me: Team Gale, Team Jacob, Team Damon... hmmmmm.

  6. "But, if you mixed Twilight, The Hunger Games, Beautiful Creatures, and Hush,Hush together…oh baby."

    I think I know what your next book should be... ;P

  7. OMG, I can't read Hush, Hush right now. I'm avoiding all angel books until mine is out in the world and at least picked up by an agent (or, you know, abandoned for good). BUTTTTTT, if you'd be interested in beta reading my angel book, I'd love your thoughts ;)

    Great answers, by the way. Loved your lines. So funny! And the glasses on the asphalt--hahahaha! So something I would do.

    By the way, left a little award for you on my blog today ;)

  8. I'm having run reading through your answers. Thanks for the follow! Good luck with the WIP!

  9. I'm kind of sad to see the questions end! Have a happy break and I'll see you on movie day!

  10. Very cool answers! I love Hush Hush, The Hunger Games and the Twilight books, too. Haven't read Beautiful Creatures yet, but I plan on getting it soon.

  11. You answered questions here? Are you sure? All I saw was Stefan! Did you expect me to focus after seeing Stefan? I hope not. He is just the yummiest thing ever. I would be Elena any day!

    Yes, it always comes back to Stefan.

    Ok, I read the answers... They were awesome :)

  12. Hmm....I've been hearing a lot how great the hunger games are. I might just have to break down and read it. Twilight was a major disappointment though. But I guess I should lower my expectations on a young teen girl geared fantasy no? XD Another set of awesome answers btw. (:

  13. Tons of fun, Kimberly! Hush, Hush is on my TBR. It's killing me. I may have to just give up and get it read! :-)

  14. Christine - Oh Patch is right! ; )

    Nicole - will love The Hunger Games! I'm so excited for you!!!

    Jennifer - Thanks for coming back every day! I really mean that, THANKS!
    And all of those YA authors are great. ; )

    Ann - Thanks! It's so much harder than it looks. And aren't Boxers the best??? Happy Wednesday!

    Kristin - Can't forget about the Pugs. : )

    Don't get me wrong, though. I'm totally in love with Jacob, Damon, and Gale too. I'm indecisive. : )

  15. Kristan - I know! I'm on it. It's going to be like the best book ever. : )

    Carol - Hush, Hush is such a great book. You should read it...someday.

    And, my character isn't in the least bit bitter. LOL! HA!!! ; )

    Rae - Thanks for stopping by! And good luck to you too. : )

  16. Kristi - Awww...don't be sad. I promise Movie Day this week will make you happy again. ; )

    Melissa - You must read Beautiful Creatures. You will LOVE it!
    Happy Wednesday!

    Eva - Thanks to you and your funny answers my husband thinks I'm crazy.

    Okay, so he already thought I was crazy, but not he REALLY thinks I'm crazy. Want to share the same padded cell when your husband ships you to the nutty house too??? ; )

    I'll be waiting...

  17. Gavin - Thanks! You're so sweet. You should definitely check out The Hunger Games. Completely different than Twilight...completely. : )

    Shannon - You should read it...soon! It's such a great book. I'm interviewing Becca Fitzpatrick, the author this month. I can't wait!!! ; )

  18. Great answers! I'm totally with you on Elena from Vampire Diaries. Or maybe Kate from Lost? I LOVE Sawyer.

  19. Love the Nair in the shampoo idea. Genius.

  20. LiLa - I know..I'm Team Sawyer too!
    ; )

    Melanie - LOL! Thanks!

  21. Ooo, I love The Hunger Games! And I'm reading Shiver right now, I'm glad to see she's one of your favorite authors!

  22. I did like Patch quite a lot in Hush, Hush. So Nora is a good choice. And that mish-mash of books together? Why don't you write that?? LOL!

  23. Natalie - Oh, yes. Shiver is fantastic! ; )

    Elana - LOL! Oh, I'm all over writing that one. And, Patch...mmmm...he's dreamy.