I was tagged by my close friend and fellow Hoosier, Crystal Miller , and thought the concept of this meme was too cool to pass up. ;) Hope you’ll join in and share some of your writing/reading experiences.
1. What's the one book or writing project you haven't yet written but still hope to?
I don’t know if it counts since I’m actually writing it but not finished with it, but I’d have to say my current work in progress, Rock Bottom, would be the story of my heart. Because of my own personal upbringing and things in my own life that I’ve experienced, the storyline is very close to my heart. It’s a story that I want to do right and use to bring glory to God. It’s also a story that I feel is helping me to heal and move past some of the hurts of my own childhood. I know…deep, but honest. LOL.
2. If you had one entire day in which to do nothing but read, what book would you start with?
Oh, man. I have a shelf full of books I need to read. I never thought I’d have a never ending supply of new books, but I’m finding that it’s almost a curse as much as a blessing. It’s so hard to know which one to pick. I really, really, want to get into Jerome Teel’s Divine Appointment. I love politics. Or rather, the idea/concept of politics. I’m also excited to get to Colleen Coble’s new book, Abomination and I have a stack of Love Inspired’s that I’m excited to read, mainly because I find them to be very easy reads that are just a nice way to relax and enjoy good clean Christian Fiction.
3. What was your first writing "instrument" (besides pen and paper)?
LOL. I had this archaic computer, I think it was called a TS80 or something. My grandpa gave it to me. He’s a computer nut. ;) Back then it was so cool.
4. What's your best guess as to how many books you read in a month?
This depends on how busy I am with the reviews and now the first reader gig, but I’d guess maybe 10-15 depending on the size of the books. :-/
5. What's your most favorite writing "machine" you've ever owned?
Actually, my work computer (that I don’t own) I love how fast it is, it’s a custom built computer, flat panel monitor, DSL Internet, laser printer. It’s awesome. I go in sometimes on the weekend just to use that computer.
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.)
You know I first read Janette Oke and Lori Wick. They were THE Christian authors when I started reading Christian fiction, and though my tastes have changed a lot, I still love a good prairie romance or anything set in the 1800’s in England or Scotland.
7. What's the one book you remember most clearly from your youth (childhood or teens)?
I can’t do one. LOL. I have two distinct books that made a huge impact on me. One was Don’t Hurt Laurie by Willo Davis Roberts, and the second was The Chronicles of Narnia. Those two books took me directly into the story. I remember looking forward to reading time after lunch so much. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next in the stories. Of all the books I read back then, those were the ones I’ll never forget. I’d love to write something that touched someone so much they remember the story 20-25 years later.
Now I tag, Jennifer Tiszai, Malia Spencer, Georgiana Daniels and Rachel Hauck. Copy the questions above and fill in your own answers. Then, tag someone else!