Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Life is Good

Julie Dao has presented me with the Life is Good Award. I was going to hang onto it but then I figured I'd pass it on right now because if I don't, well it could be months. So here goes.

1) What's your favorite genre to read? Why?

Of course it's Regency romance. I grew up on the stuff and it's only gotten better. I like the time period and I have a soft spot for the Regent. He was so lonely.

2) If you couldn't write in the genre you do, what genre would you write in?

Hmmm, that's an interesting question. I think I would have to say mystery, or perhaps cozy mystery. The books I write all have that mystery element in them.

3) Pepsi or Coke?

Coke. Regular, no diet, no non-caffeine.

4) How do you spend Sundays?

Cleaning the house, laundry, kitchen, and then reading on the couch. Sunday is the only day I don't write.

5) Penguin or Giraffe?

Have you seen the Madagascar movies? Melman is endearing as a hypochondriac, The Skipper is hysterical, Rico is just too smart, Private is sweet, and Kowalski is, well Kowalski is my favorite.

6) What type of vehicle do you drive?

My mother's old Hyundai. What type of vehicle do I WANT to drive? 1997 Chevy regular cab, long bed, manual transmission truck.

7) Would you lick a battery if your life depended on it?

I guess if I were doing MacGiverish kind of things then yes I would. For fun, no.

8) When do you write -- morning, afternoon, evening?

Right now with this last partial requested I can't write a bloody thing. I hate querying. But normally, I write in the morning. My creative flow tends to dissipate around noon.

9) Which do you like more -- FaceBook or Twitter?

I don't do either so I have no opinion.

10) If you get hurt, (like a scraped knee or arm) do you ask for a band-aid?

Depends on the boo-boo, but I always ask for a kiss from Monster Baby.

I would like to pass this on to:






I hope you'll go check out these incredible ladies. Happy Tuesday!


Summer said...

I bet you'd write great mysteries! I love the "cozy mystery" genre. :-)

The Madagascar penguins are great!

Ted Cross said...

Pepsi rules. I always loved the commercial where the archeologists were holding up a dirty coke bottle and wondering what it was as they drank their Pepsi.

Matthew Rush said...

Great questions and answers Anne! Thanks for sharing.

laurel said...

Cozy mysteries are fun. I bet someday you will write one!

Tahereh said...

aww i loved this! so much fun to learn more about you :D

and congrats on the award!!

Elliot Grace said...

...an award well deserving:)

Piedmont Writer said...

Summer -- If the whole romance thing doesn't work out, I may just do that.

Ted -- Funny commercial, I remember it. Pepsi's too sweet for me.

Matthew -- I'm sure it'll get around to you shortly.

Laurel -- Maybe, not sure though. Seems like it would be a whole lot harder than romance.

Tahereh -- Thanks! Can't wait to see which you like more Penguins or Giraffes.

Elliot -- Thank you so much Elliot.:)

Crystal Cook said...

Oh man, Kowalski's the best. But I love the Skipper too :)

Congrats on this fun award!

Jayne said...

Wow - thank you, Anne! That is a sweet award, love it! :)

I actually don't think I have read any regency romance - what sort of books would you recommend?

Ed Pilolla said...

macgiverish. i love it:)
going to check out your friends.

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the award! I can totally see you writing a cozy mystery.

And yes, I like Coke better than Pepsi, too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Manual transmission! Good girl - you want to drive rather than ride.

Kelly@ JustWrite said...

Querying equals possibility!! :) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award -- and thank you for sharing these tidbits with us. :)

The Words Crafter said...

I love the question/answer things when I get them in emails from friends...they're a great way to learn background things and they're fun! Congratulations on the award!

Rena said...

Loved reading more about you!

notesfromnadir said...

Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you. I've added it to my special THANKS page.

I agree w/ you about Coke but I wanted to mention that putting it in a glass filled w/ crushed ice & a lemon is really good. Or, you can freeze it to the temperature of a slushie & have a Coke slushie!

DL Hammons said...

You want to drive a 1997 Chevy regular cab, long bed, manual transmission truck? What about an Escalade or a Porsche? :)

Jaydee Morgan said...

Congrats on your award and loved learning a little more about you :)

Anonymous said...

It's got to be diet coke for me! But love your dream truck! Congratulations on the reward and thanks for passing it to me. I promise it will be the first post after Creativity Boot Camp.

VR Barkowski said...

Congratulations! This is such a pretty award, I haven't seen it before. Loved learning more about you.

Stephanie Thornton said...

I loved reading your answers. Madagascar is pretty fun- I haven't seen the second one though. I'm sure my daughter would love it!

Dominique said...

I say this in the least weird-o-crazy-how-did-I-find-this-crazy?-way. Licking a D battery isn't too bad. Some friends discovered back at nerd camp once that if you apply a D batter to your tongue, you get a minor shock, which is kina cool, and it tastes like copper.

On the more normal person level, yay for Coke. Though, admittedly, I'm more of a Diet Coke girl myself.