Pulled from Georgiana’s blog . . .
1. What’s the one book or writing project you haven’t yet written but still hope to?
I have so many “ideas” sitting in a folder in my computer . . . but usually the book I “hope” to write is the one I’m currently working on or getting ready to write. In this case, there are two, and they’re both sequels: A Major Event Inc and Ransome’s Crossing.
2. If you had one entire day in which to do nothing but read, what book would you start with?
Uh . . . I just did this last weekend–I read Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows last Saturday.
3. What was your first writing “instrument” (besides pen and paper)?
A TRS-80 computer with WordStar word processing software. The files were saved to a cassette tape (in other words, this was before the floppy disk was in common usage).
4. What’s your best guess as to how many books you read in a month?
I have started making myself make use of my library card—checking out books from the “Recommended for You” list at Amazon instead of buying books that I end up never reading. I am almost always listening to audio books, so I’ll count that as reading. In the past 30 days, between audio books, reading Harry Potter in one day, and new titles I’ve read, I think I’ve read 5 books.
5. What’s your most favorite writing “machine” you’ve ever owned?
The computer I currently have at home—large flat-panel monitor, super-fast processor and a hard drive so huge it’s segmented as if it’s actually two hard drives, cable internet access for quick research/access to thesaurus.com, brand-new black Microsoft Natural keyboard, a laser printer and a color ink-jet printer, a flatbed scanner, and 30+ hours of music ripped to Windows Media Player.
6. Think historical fiction: what’s your favorite time period in which to read? (And if you don’t read historical fiction–shame on you.)
Though I write in the Regency period, I think my favorite historical time period to read is still medieval: knights and ladies, castles and moors, tournaments and highlanders.
7. What’s the one book you remember most clearly from your youth (childhood or teens)?
See my post on the Most Dog-Eared Books on My Shelves.
If you want to participate, please leave a comment to let me know when your list is up so I can come read it!