Monday, December 17, 2007

Questions and Answers with Kelly and Amarinda

Normally on Monday I have an author interview and book review. Today, I have five questions I asked my blog mates to answer so that my readers might get to know them a little better. They came up with some surprising answers...


1) What is your favorite holiday of the year and why? I don't have one. I must be a scrooge sort because I don't particularly care for holidays (or the PC answer: "hee hee, everyday is a holiday! hee hee")

2) Did you ever believe in Santa Claus? If so when did you find out the truth? No and I'm not sure why. I remember writing a letter to "Santa Claws" telling him I wouldn't pick on my brother the next year, all the time knowing my parents would read it and think it was so cute. I was right. They still have the letter and I can't bring myself to tell them the truth.

3) How do you commemorate the New Year? Brazilian tradition to shove as many grapes in your mouth without chewing or swallowing before the final bell tolls on the midnight hour. And sipping wine with close family.

4) If you could be invisible for one hour where would you go? Probably my old job and the boss I didn't get on with. I'd "haunt" her for an hour. Twitch her ears, pull her chair back from the keyboard, type random creepy messages on her computer... yeah, that's what I'd do.

5) What do you believe is your best piece of work so far? Sins of the Father bookwise. It's with my agent but not with any house yet. If I were being PC and gooey, I'd say my kids... or the letter of stalkitude for my honey Hugh Jackman detailing every last second of his life because I love him and he's mine, not that other skanky hoe's, just mine and he's going to love me and pet me and take me home and cuddle me and whisper how much he loves me and then and then and then read me some poetry based on my superlative accounting of his life. Sigh.


1) What is your favorite holiday of the year and why?
Anzac Day – 25th April. I think it’s an important occasion for Australians as it brings the nation together as we remember everyone who fought and died in the wars. It also reminds us that peace should never be taken for granted.

2) Did you ever believe in Santa Claus? If so when did you find out the truth?
I had always been very sus as child about the whole Santa-racing-round-the- world-in-one-night-of-the-year thing. When I was five years old, my mother asked me to pick out a wristwatch I might like from Santa. It magically appeared in my Christmas stocking. I realized it then.

3) How do you commemorate the New Year?
I am a creature of moods and whims. I will generally do what suits me on the day, though it will involve a bottle of champagne.

4) If you could be invisible for one hour where would you go?
I like to understand the way people think as they do so I would go into the home of someone who writes hateful, sarcastic words on the internet and just watch them to see the real person and not the surly/bitchy image they hide behind. There are all reasons why people are the way they are. I may also, just for fun, move some of there stuff around…

5) What do you believe is your best piece of work so far?
I am my best piece of work so far. I like the way I have turned out, flaws and all. I am unique and I can’t top that.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me

Five Faithful Companions!

Only a few more days... who has the last few clues?

Do you want to win some fantastic holiday reading? If so come celebrate the Twelve days of Romance with 12 authors from Ellora's Cave, Wild Rose Press, Total-E-Bound and Cerridwen Press. Each day beginning December 8th and running through December 19th one of the twelve authors will tell what their "True love gave to them" on either their blog or website.

Collect all twelve answers and e-mail them to with 12 days of Romance in the subject line to win some great books. There will be three lucky winners. The prizes –1st prize--6 books, 2nd prize--4 books, 3rd prize--2 books. Entries must be in by December 21st at midnight EST. All books and prize winners will be drawn randomly.

Anny Cook Winter Hearts
Sandra Cox Boji Stones
Bronwyn Green Ronan’s Grail
Heather Hiestand Cards Never Lie
Barbara Huffert Deal of a Lifetime
Amarinda Jones Mad About Mirabelle
Kelly Kirch Time for Love
Cindy Spencer Pape Cowboy’s Christmas Bride
Brynn Paulin Fallen
JacquƩline Roth Access Denied
KZ Snow Mrs. Claws
Lacey Thorn Earth Moves


Don't forget to stop by Kelly's Blog to see where she's taken the Saga at and then stop by Amarinda's Place to check the state of the Aussie world at Blessings on your day!


  1. stuffing grapes in your mouth...that explains a lot

  2. Loved the questions and answers.
    Great job, buds.

  3. Yeah, well, it's a Brazilian tradition. Like baked cheese balls stuffed with pimento olives. Yum.

  4. Do you have the recipe for that. Those sound good.