Getting To Know You

Today, I’d like to take a little time to get to know the people who read/follow my blog a little better, whether you’re a writer or a reader or bloghopper or tweeter or Facebooker, it doesn’t matter. I’m curious about you and the things you like to do with your time. I invite everyone to participate in answering at least one question from the list below (please remember to put the corresponding number in front of your answer):

  1. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
  2. What are you reading? Favorite author(s)?
  3. Favorite all time movie?
  4. What kind of music do you listen to?
  5. List at least one blog you’d recommend to other commenters. This is where you shamelessly promote your own blog. 🙂
  6. What’s your favorite dessert?
  7. Did you dream last night? Care to share?
  8. If you’re a writer, what genre(s) do you write?
  9. Who’s your favorite fictional character, either from a book or a movie?
  10. When did you last laugh? About what?
  11. Tell one random fact about yourself.

I’d like to end by saying THANK YOU! to all the wonderful people who stop by my blog and those who leave comments! I look forward to reading more about each of you.

22 comments on “Getting To Know You

  1. jenn says:

    Yay, I get to talk about me!
    1. A rye bagel
    2. Stephen King 11/22/63
    3. It’s a tie between The Usual Suspect and The Departed
    5. – and mine
    9. Jamie Fraser – The Outlander Series
    10. It’s a constant state of being
    11. I hate rice pudding

  2. 8. If you’re a writer, what genre(s) do you write?

    I dabble in several subgenres of romance. (Paranormal is my favorite, though!)

  3. Vicki Orians says:

    9. Who’s your favorite fiction character from a book or movie?

    I’m traditionally a rule-breaker, so again I’m going to do it here and go with a character from TV. And I’m picking: Dean Winchester from Supernatural. He’s snarky, self-absorbed and has a bit of an anger problem, but he’s also loving, sensitive, and would die for those he loves. Such a well rounded character and one that I have truly fallen in love with.

    And to answer #5 and self-promote ;-), stop by 🙂

  4. I’ll answer them all!

    1. A sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit
    2. I am currently reading “Skunk Ape Semester” by Mike Robinson – this is an instance when the author randomly contacted me for a review (first time it’d ever happened for me!), and I’m also reading the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. Favorite Author? I have to pick one . . . hmm . . . I love Dean Koontz, Terry Goodkind, Ted Dekker, Tolkien, CS Lewis . . .
    3. Favorite serious movie – LOTR. Favorite fun movie – Tangled.
    4. A little bit of everything. You can find anything from soundtracks to worship music to pagan rock on a playlist of mine.
    5. Well, since I’m supposed to shamelessly self-promote . . . I blog at, I’m a fantasy writer mainly, but I also write a weekly devotional that I post every Sunday.
    6. Walgreen’s has this ice cream, the flavor is called “Bear Claw”. It’s double-chocolate ice cream, with chocolate covered cashews, and caramel. It’s divine.
    7. Yes, but I don’t remember them . . .
    8. Fantasy! This world is too boring for me :D. And Christian devotionals, hehe.
    9. Currently, Riza Hawkeye, from Fullmetal Alchemist.
    10. A little while ago, at this

  5. #2 Currently reading The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie by Alan Bradley, a mother’s day gift to me from my daughter because the book has been touted as “the new Nancy Drew” and she knows how much I loved Nancy Drew as a child 🙂

    #8 I write for children, primarily picture books, but some novelty books and 1 early reader, and I am continually trying to pull off something longer for a slightly older age group – maybe 6-10 🙂

    Fun idea, Natasha!

    • What a sweet and thoughtful gift!

      My kid loves trains and books with flaps. Your book “Freight Train Trip!” covers both.

      And I so love your Would You Read it Wednesdays where PB, ER, MG and YA writers can writers can test their pitches. If anyone’s interested, Susan’s blog is:

  6. 4. For music, you can go to my recent Kreative Blog Award post and click play.
    7. If I dreamt last night, it wasn’t impressive enough to remember.
    8. I write romance, currently historical and speculative.
    10. I laughed last night when my son told my husband, “No, thank you. I want mom’ to tuck me in. …Mom and Maisey, that is,” he corrected. (Maisey is our dog. Dh apparently rates lower on the list than the dog for tuck-ins, hahaha) 😀

    • I remember those songs. If you’re reading this comment and you’re not Melissa, you might consider hopping over to her blog ( to hear them, too.

      Your son is such a cutie!

  7. Beverly says:

    Great topic. I’ve enjoyed reading about everyone.
    As for me … I write Contemporary, Paranormal, and Historical Fiction for children and teens.
    My favorite character of all times is Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind. She’s a bad girl who’ll do most anything to get what she wants. She’s also a strong character who will help others (Melanie) even though she has ulterior motives. She’s human, and makes plenty of mistakes. She discovers her real feelings too late.

    • Beverly, I know. I loved learning more about the people who visit my blog.

      I aslo enjoy reading strong female characters.

      For those of you who may not know, Beverly’s book CAVES, CANNONS, AND CRINOLINES is an Honor Award Winner in the Young Adult Cagegory of the 2012 Eric Hoffer Awards

  8. Jolene Haas says:

    2. My favorite authors are Danielle Steel and Nicholas Sparks.

  9. Hey, great questions!

    1. Cheerios, lactose-free 1% milk, and a little bit of sugar twin sprinkled on it. (Sugar twin is the EVIL twin by the way, bought it by mistake, but it’s not too bad with cereal so I’m using it up that way.)
    2. Currently reading: Currant Events by Piers Anthony, Grave Peril by Jim Butcher, and The Last Theorem by Arthur C Clarke and Fred Pohl.
    3. Serenity (written and directed by Joss Whedon.)
    4. I like a lot of country and folk music, also some classic oldies rock.
    5. Instead of being totally shameless, I’ll suggest a good friend of mine’s writing blog: She just posted some great publishing news yesterday!
    6. Vanilla ice cream and strawberry syrup.
    7. Okay, this was a weird one. It was one of those dreams where you wake up in the dream, and I’d slept in until nearly noon, and the front door of my apartment was broken in and there was a policewoman in my kitchen. I had a hard time speaking to the policewoman, like my throat was clenching up, but she said that the cops had been spying on me and found out that I was viewing television equipment in my bedroom, and that was against some city ordinance, so she wrote me a ticket. I said I hadn’t done anything illegal, she said that I could try fighting the ticket and left. I went back to my bedroom, found a cheap portable TV with a cable line that went through the hole in the wall I drilled for my home network, and was split off from the internet cable.
    8. Science Fiction and Fantasy, mostly.
    10. Damon and Alaric joking on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ about how wine is gonna kill him. In that scene, it just seemed oddly funny.

    • Oh, as a lucid dreamer, I hate it when I wake up in a dream. Yours sounds like it has sci-fi potential.

      I’ve enjoyed reading your Six Sentence Sunday post at Kelworth Files. 🙂

      p.s. I had Cheerios for breakfast, too. Love me some cereal.

  10. Honey says:

    Just discovered your blog! What a fun post 🙂
    10. I laugh a lot, between my husband and kids, it’s easy to get me going.
    11. Random fact- I once got certified in scuba diving but never really used it.

    • Hi Honey, thanks for stopping by. Sounds like you have a happy family, which is important for writers. Not only is it potential book material, it helps relieve stress.

      The open-to-all workshop you’re planning for your Thursday post to work on writing sounds interesting. I’ll be sure to watch for more info.

  11. Nicole Mc says:

    What did you have for breakfast this morning? A brownie. seriously.

    What are you reading? Favorite author(s)? Lips Touch two times, by Laini Taylor. Favorites are Elizabeth Hoyt, Philippa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon, Rachel Gibson, Roald Dahl. um, I’ll stop because I could go on and on.

    Favorite all time movie? North and South, the TV mini series. LOVE!

    What kind of music do you listen to? Everything. really.

    List at least one blog you’d recommend to other commenters. This is where you shamelessly promote your own blog. 🙂 Hmmm, mine is, but I love Pub Rants, and Navigating the Slush Pile.

    What’s your favorite dessert? Oh my, right now it’s Not Yo Mamas Banana Puddin. Google it. yum!

    Did you dream last night? Care to share? You won’t believe this, my dreams were all me correcting sentences. sigh. deep in editing.

    If you’re a writer, what genre(s) do you write? Contemporary YA! 🙂

    Who’s your favorite fictional character, either from a book or a movie? I LOVE Derek Craven from Lisa Kleypas’s Dreaming of You, and I also love LOVE Claire and Jamie Fraser from Outlander. Love, love, love them.

    When did you last laugh? About what? Last night while lying in bed and watching tv, (which we rarely do together…I’m usually on my laptop) my husband and I laughed until we cried at a AFV clip of a fat man in a track suit tripping over a table and falling on his face. Really…tears were coming out. We couldn’t stop. Great moment.

    Tell one random fact about yourself. I would move out of the country tomorrow if I could!

    • Ah, Nicole…a brownie. Sounds delicious, especially warmed up with a glass of cold milk.

      You know you’re a writer when you dream about editing. Hope you got some good material out of it.

      Now, I’m wondering where you would move. 🙂

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