Saturday, December 3, 2011

"FUN" Interview with author Michael Lopez




I'm so pleased to welcome Michael Lopez. He is the wonderful author of  Zoey Le Mar and the Veil of Fear. Tune in and enjoy as we meet the "fun" side of Michael!

***

About the Author

Michael Lopez was born in Hawaii. He grew up an Air Force brat and traveled half the globe. Michael interacted with different people and cultures for the first twelve years of his life. He found this awe-inspiring and fascinating. It was from these experiences that his love of learning and for exploration grew. Michael has earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a teaching credential, and a master’s degree in education. Currently, Michael lives in Northern California.

***


Hello Michael. Welcome to the Purple Brick Road. It's a pleasure to have you today. Please tell me about your book.


 

Zoey Le Mar has, what she thinks, is a typical preteen life in the suburbs: soccer, a strict yet loving father and mother, a pesky little brother, Owen, and two best friends, Danielle Hernandez and Lucy Le Mar. Without warning, during the preparations for Owen’s birthday party, Zoey receives her first premonition, based on a secret truth. It starts to undermine her once peaceful, eleven-year-old existence. The forewarning matches a recurring dream that has plagued Zoey since Owen’s current age. The premonition and dream involve mystery, monsters, and magic. At first, Zoey ignores off the forewarning, not really realizing what’s going on or the importance of it. The premonition involves a family secret, a forgotten responsibility, many generations removed.

As Owen’s birthday party begins, more premonitions intrude and stagger Zoey. Even her cousin Lucy gets pulled into one somehow. Then a strange present, another two-feet-tall gargoyle statue, adds to the continuing mystery of her family and this evolving day. Still wary, Zoey dismisses the warnings and all the coincidences guiding her. Humor becomes her favorite avenue to deflect the strangeness. Though ignored, the premonitions expand and continue to haunt Zoey.

The party ends and Lucy goes home. With that avenue of communication closed, Zoey finds solace by going to Danielle’s house. On her way there, Tricky O’Leary, a fellow classmate and local bad boy, stops her. He discovers something’s wrong and tries to help. Zoey brushes off his offer and ditches him. Once the coast is clear, she continues onto Danielle’s house and gets chased by what she thinks are monsters. But she’s not sure. She makes it to Danielle’s house and ducks inside. However, a classmate and fellow teammate, Rhea Khan, taking out the trash, sees what chases Zoey, and it becomes her problem. In the meanwhile, Danielle helps Zoey investigate the strange happenings of the day, the gargoyle present, and her family story. But an odd accident occurs when Zoey and Danielle get too close to the bizarre truth.

Now, inadvertently, all four girls, Zoey, Lucy, Rhea, and Danielle, are involved with the Le Mar family secret, possessing pieces of the puzzle. As night falls, the ignored premonitions start to come true. From a pocket dimension, the high priest of the monsters, the golems, orders some of his clan to cross over and hunt for the disturbers of the truth. Zoey’s ripple effect has many results: an accidental kidnapping of Rhea then Lucy, Owen getting taken, Zoey crossing over with an animated gargoyle protector, Danielle being dragged into this mess, and Tricky finding a way there too.

Can Zoey find a way to believe in herself and take control of this situation? Can Zoey find a way to fulfill her destiny and end this forgotten responsibility? Can Zoey find a way to do what’s right and save herself, her friends, and her brother?

That sounds like a fantastic read. What's your next project?

I’m working on the second book in the series, Zoey Le Mar and the Wrath of the Anasazi.

If you were attending a Halloween party, what would your costume be and why?


Fred Flintstone. He’s a big loveable lug. He tries hard, and his heart is in the right place.

I agree! He's a big sweetheart. What’s your favorite line from any movie?

Galadriel (from Lord of the Rings): Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.



List five adjectives to describe yourself.

Tenacious, loyal, curious, giving, and witty

Awesome qualities! If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?


You are the answer. All you have to do is believe.

Nice slogan! Does Prince Charming exist?


 No, but Prince Close Enough does. LOL! 


Ha ha! You're so funny, Michael! If you were the Miss World, what would your message for aspiring models be?



Why, to wish for world peace, of course. J

Love it! What are your favorite foods?

Pizza, lasagna, and enchilada.

Those are some of my favorite foods too! Yum! What's your favorite drink?

Mountain Dew.

Do you have any pets?

Two dogs, Eva (min pin, 17 y.o.) and Gracie (border collie, 5 y.o.), and one cat, Beebop (1 y.o.)

Sitting alone in a big field, looking at stars, what do you think/feel?



1) I want to be onboard the USS Enterprise exploring space. 2) I feel small in the grand scheme of things. 3) Other life has to be out there.

Love those statements! Pen or pencil?

Pencil. You can have a do-over and erase the mistakes.

What is your favorite commercial?

An E-trade one, the baby girlfriend. (And the milk-aholic Lindsay wasn’t over. Lindsay? Milk-a-what?) And the Betty White Snickers commercial. So funny.

Those are hiliarious! If you could meet anyone from history, who would you meet and why?

Benjamin Franklin, because he lived his life as an author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Have you ever had the feeling you were being watched?

Who said that? Where are you? Mom said I’m not allowed to talk to strangers. LOL!

LOL. What cartoon character best represents your personal philosophy?


Bugs Bunny, because, according to Elmer, he’s that rascally rabbit, and I’m very rascally.

If you had the opportunity to live one year of your life over again, which year would you choose?

My 18th year. I would break away from my family and comfort zone and go away to college this time.

If you could be a character in any novel you've ever read, who would you be and why?

Peter Pan, because, I could fly, be young forever, and have a friend who can do magic.

I'd love to fly and be young forever. What's your favorite bumper sticker?

Frodo failed. Bush has the ring.

What is the wallpaper on your computer?

Pictures of my friends and me.




What a "FUN" interview! Thanks, Michael, for visiting "FUN" Interviews on The Purple Brick Road. It was a pleasure to have you. And a big thank you to everyone who tuned in.


Connect with Michael online!
 

Friday, December 2, 2011

My review of DENIBUS AR by Chris Turner


DENIBUS AR by Chris Turner had received 5 stars (the highest possible score) from The Hampton Reviews and totally grabbed my attention. After reading the sample on Amazon, I knew this was my kind of adventure! DENIBUS AR is beautifully written, and the language and descriptions of this fantastic place are magnificent. I was taken in by this author's powerful prose, eloquence, and fluency.

A plane crashes in the white Sahara sand and an American Greek pilot uncovers an amazing discovery that will turn the world upside down when they unearth a towering six-sided pyramid! This rocks the archaeological world because usually pyramids are five-sided, not six.

It takes seven months to move 35,000 tons of earth to uncover the pyramid, and then it was painstakingly excavated for another five months by forty-five dedicated workers. Its one of the world's greatest treasures, but should it be respected and left alone? The Egyptian government loves their priceless gold relics, artifacts, and unspoiled mummies so they get the military involved, sending soldiers (including a crooked captain) to guard the precious find. Thrust into a spooky Indiana Jones setting, (weird things are happening that can't be explained) Carl Langley is an Australian archaeologist who is assigned to the excavation of this amazing archaeological find. The team uses the old fashioned methods, but also incorporates high-tech equipment and intricate technology as they investigate deeper.

Chris Turner is a master story-teller as he brings you right into the scenes. I felt like I was right there when Langley donned his headlamp and descended into the mysterious, dark chambers. The underground world is amazing and breathtaking! And I even got a little spooked when the paranormal vibes started kicking in. Like, just as Langley goes to snap a picture, this carved snake's green eyes turn luminescent. Spooky! And I loved it!

Strange things begin to happen. A bizarre voice echoes in Langley's head, he experiences strange visions, an amulet with faint inscriptions is found, and nobody can explain where a mysterious stray cat came from. I love the mystery with the amulet, especially when a voice commands Langley not to `bag' the weird object, and when he tries to he can't. Instead, he tosses it away, but later, while exploring one of the chambers, he notices small paw prints etched in the dust. Not only is the cat there which is impossible, (love the paranormal element) but upon further exploration, he is shocked to find the amulet has crossed his path again. Déjà vu. So this time Langley keeps the amulet hidden and continues to be mesmerized by it. Does it hold some kind of mystical, Egyptian power...one that seems to possess him? Is there an evil presence lurking around? A prophecy from Koruka (first pharaoh-queen of Egypt) says: my final resting place is hallowed land, sacred beyond belief; it will not be defiled by mortal man. The book makes me wonder if archeologists should tread on sacred land or should the mysteries of the sacred past be left alone? Are people plundering treasures and defiling crypts all in the name of archeology and historical exploration?

The adventure continues and the plot thickens and I don't want to say any more for fear of spoiling it. But I will say this: The author's descriptions and extraordinary knowledge of history from ancient Egyptian history held my interest...and captivated me. I was hooked from the beautiful words, the fantastic descriptions, and the creative plot line. It was different...not the same old stuff. And I loved the ending, especially when I got my answer as to why the pyramid is six-sided!

I also loved the unique and memorable characters Turner created. Especially the mysterious saffron-gold Siamese cat (named Goldie) that hangs around the site! But out of all the characters, I have to say that Langley was my favorite because he was just so cool and I could really connect with his character. He was like my very own `Indy'. And I absolutely adore his love interest, Yisella.

This book is a paranormal trip that sends you into a world of hidden secrets, and into a secret place that has been hidden by time for 5,000 years. The story is interesting, imaginative, and exciting. I'd encourage all readers to come experience this fantastic world of archaeology, adventure, supernatural suspense, forbidden discoveries, and ancient mysteries. You won't be disappointed! This is definitely recommended and five stars without a doubt.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Fun" Interview with author Diane Dean White


Diane Dean White
 


Former newspaper reporter, frequent contributor to a variety of magazines and books, a weekly columnist for five years and currently working on her second book of Christian fiction.

***
Hello Diane! Welcome to The Purple Brick Road. What project are you currently working on?

Right now it is to make this Christmas special.

Our son and daughter-in-law are returning to the mission field in March, and our daughter's hubby has just been asked to go to China on a three year assignment for his work. So our daughter and little grand gals will be gone for three years after Dec. I'm so grateful for the opportunities they'll have,  and feel fortunate that our older son will be staying in SC!  I realize time is precious and I want to make the most of this coming Christmas with all the kids and grands. So, it really is my project for December and a family photo and old favorites for the kids are on my list to make for dinner. (My book, which I'm doing a final proof on will resume after the first of the year).


That sounds lovely. Name 5 favorite movies. Why?





1. All time favorite "To Kill A Mockingbird." Showed the reality of the way life was during a time and period in the past.

2."Friendly Persuasion" Sweet story about the Quaker (Society of Friends) religion and how hard it was to walk with those beliefs, with humor, love and truth.

3. "Murphy's Romance".... Sally Field and James Gardner had a fun chemistry in this older film, and more of a chic flick, it showed the hard work a single mom took on, and a lonely widower who fell in love with her over time.

4. "Fried Green Tomatoes" Just loved it. How many times have we traveled through a lone town and wondered what the past was like.
Great story in so many ways!!! (Loved the scene with the gals in the little red VW---wishing I could find an old car and do that to it!)

5. "A Time to Kill" -- love court room drama! The beginning makes you want to hang the two guys who violated this little girl and tossed her to die.
I related to the young lawyer and how much he wanted to do justice, but was up against the old ways in the South. The ending was brilliant and it is a favorite for sure.

If we Googled your name what would we see?

A list of stories that I wrote before Facebook when various mailings were being sent around the country with heartwarming stories on them. Also, my website, which needs updating badly!!


What would you do if you were the last person on this Earth?


Worry that the rapture took place and I was left behind!!! (Pray that God would sweep me up to heaven).

What's your favorite Christmas memory?
Just a time in the late 50's when I'd go down into the living room and sit next to the Christmas tree when it was very early morning, and plug in the big egg size lights and think about the coming Christmas and wondering what presents I would get. The link below will share more.

That sounds absolutely beautiful! What a "FUN" interview! Thanks, Diane, for visiting "FUN" Interviews on The Purple Brick Road. It was a pleasure to have you. And a big thank you to everyone who tuned in.

Check out Diane's stories at this link: http://www.dianedeanwhite.com/dianesstories.html

Here's a fantastic Christmas gift. The story "A White Christmas" written by Diane White is being featured in the book Ho! Ho! Ho!

Overview

What happens when you get friends and family together for the holidays? Lots of love and laughter!
 
Christmas is the season to celebrate a marvelous time of parties, gift-giving, children's pageants, joyful music, family movies, and family reunions-which all combine to create lots of fun and laughter.
Ho! Ho! Ho! stands apart from traditional Christmas gift books as a light-hearted, whimsical-and laugh-aloud-collection of personal stories, poems, humorous anecdotes, top-10 lists (from silly songs, to movies, to strange traditions), cartoons, quotes, and other writings to brighten the busyness and activities of the season.

Available at this link or at stores, or at other various online retailers: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Ho-Ho-Ho/J-Countryman/e/9781404186538?pdf=y&z=y

Thursday, November 24, 2011

"FUN" Interview with Author Karen Pokras Toz


Product Description

Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth grader appears to be completely doomed.

Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.


Not all is lost however. Give Nathan a sketchpad and a pencil and watch as his drawings transform his otherwise hopeless life into heroic adventures as Nate Rocks. Time and again, Nate saves the day – winning The World Series, fighting evil forces to keep the world from darkness and even saving Christmas. When his sister nearly drowns while swimming in the ocean, Nate Rocks the World one more time, proving that even a ten year old can accomplish great things.

Follow the quirky and imaginative adventures of ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge as his cartoons come to life.


                                                  Here's the book trailer!



***


   ...writcountant, writing in numbers. She recently discovered a passion for writing with words. Karen enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband and three children.



Hello Karen! Welcome to The Purple Brick Road. Please tell me about your book.


Quote from my website:

Nate Rocks:
Part Super-Hero, Part All-Star Athlete, Part Rock-Star… Part Fourth-Grader?
Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous - what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth-grader appears to be completely doomed.

 Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.

Follow the adventures of ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge as his cartoons and adventures come to life.

That sounds like an awesome book! What's your next project?

I’m currently working on the 2nd book in the Nate Rocks series, to be called Nate Rocks the Boat. In this book, Nathan goes off to overnight camp. There are a whole slew of new and fun characters to meet. I’m having a great time writing more adventures for Nate.


You've just been hired to a promotions position at Kellogg’s Co. What would you put in a new breakfast cereal box as a gimmick?


Coffee – in fact, every food you consume before 11:00am should have some form of coffee in it.



What's your favorite material object that you already own?


Definitely my laptop – If I could profess my love to it, I would (In fact, I think my husband believes I already have.) It is my connection to my books, my readers, my family, my friends, everything. Laptop... you are my everything. There – I said it.

LOL. I agree! I saw on Facebook that this adorable fan sent you this pic! It's so fantastic that I had to show it off!




Meet Gavin, age 11 - he drew this awesome picture after reading Nate Rocks the World & had his grandmother send it to me. You can meet more great kids who have enjoyed Nate on my website: http://www.karentoz.com/meet-the-kids.html . If your child would like to have their picture posted, please contact me. Seeing your children love to read makes my day!
 
If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be? (Example: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow, we all die.)

“Dream big & rock on!” It is how I sign all of my books.

 
That rocks! Favorite place to eat? 

Do you want to hear a sad story? My favorite restaurant was this Mexican place near me called “Tortilla’s.” With three kids and a crazy life, my husband and I don’t get many date nights, but my birthday was coming up and my mother in law offered to babysit – so of course I said I wanted to go there. I was so excited (like I said – we don’t get out much!) We drove all the way there, and they were out of business!  I totally had Mexican food on the brain, and we wound up going to Baja Fresh – which is an up(ish) scale fast food place (if that makes sense). Oh well...


 
Mmmm. I would've been bummed, too, because I LOVE authentic Mexican food! Of course, Taco Bell rocks too! Name 5 favorite movies. Why?


In no particular order:
1. Fried Green Tomatoes
2. Steel Magnolias
3. The Big Chill–because they are great sappy stories with amazing casts.

4. Office Space - who doesn't love Office Space?


5. Serendipity – I may have a thing for John Cusack. My husband is aware and okay with it.

Tell us something you hate doing. Why?


Laundry – there is never any closure. It seems as if the hampers fill up even before I have a chance to fold and put everything away. Five people in one house who play sports, work, workout, and are messy equals a whole lot of laundry.
Yes I HATE laundry! Do you have any pets?


Yes! I think I am now officially the crazy cat lady. We have three – a seventeen-year-old Himalayan named Vaughn and two kittens that we’ve had for about a month. Their names were originally Wolverine and Storm, but we’ve since renamed them Chubby and Trouble.





What a "FUN" interview! Thanks, Karen, for visiting "FUN" Interviews on The Purple Brick Road. It was a pleasure to have you. And a big thank you to everyone who tuned in.

Connect with Karen online!









 
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"FUN" Interview with Author Wanita May

Welcome to the Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and co-hosted by All-Consuming Books.   This hop runs until November 27th. Here is the link if you want to check it out: http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/




Our gratidtude giveaway on this blog is being hosted by Wanita May.
Thank you Wanita and thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and All-Consuming Books! 





WELCOME Wanita!


 Thanks for stopping by on your fantastic blog tour. I'm so glad that you came to visit! And I'm so happy that you're giving away one free ebook copy of Rae of Hope! Plus there's a BONUS! Wanita says that if we hit 50  comments, she is giving away a paperback copy too. (See details below at the end of this article)



***

TITLE: RAE OF HOPE
THE CHRONICLES OF KERRIGAN Book I
PUBLISHER: Mitchell Morris Publishing
GENRE: YA, FANTASY
AVAILABLE: Nov 15, 2011 in Paperback
NOW IN EBOOK:

***

Product Description

How hard do you have to shake a family tree to find out the truth about the past?

Fifteen-year-old Rae Kerrigan never questioned her family’s history. That is until she accepted a scholarship to Guilder Boarding School in England. Guilder is an exclusive, gifted school. Rae has no idea what she is getting herself into or that her family’s past is going to come back and taunt her.

She learns she is part of an unparalleled group of individuals who become inked with a unique tattoo (tatu) on their sixteenth birthday. The tatu enables them to have supernatural powers particular to the shape of their ink-art. Both of her parents where inked, though Rae never knew, as they passed away when she was young. Learning about her family's past, her evil father and sacrificial mother, Rae needs to decide if there is a ray of hope in her own life.


Book Trailer for RAE OF HOPE, the first book in the Chronicles of Kerrigan. 

Contests

I'll be heading out virtually around the world for the month of November and leading into December as RAE OF HOPE officially releases - The tour dates will be listed here and follow along or stop by on the tour for a chance to win signed copies, ebooks, posters and other great prizes!  Also learn valuable information about writing, upcoming books and the world of Rae!
It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN! :)
BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:

October: Nyrus Reading Corner Blog  - BOOK REVIEW!
Nov 4: Flutey Words -  Aubrie Dionne - Author, Flutist
Nov 9: J.A. Beard's Unnecessary Musings - J.A Beard - Author
Nov 11: Vintage Vonnie - Vonnie Davis - Author
Nov 13: JeansBookReadNReview - Author interview + book review to follow!
Nov 14: Musings From the Slush Pile - Julie A. Lindsey - Author
Nov 15: The Purple Brick Road - Chrissy Peebles - Author
Nov 17: The Fairytale Nerd - Author interview
November - Rai29BookReadNReview- Author interview & book reviewto follow!
Up coming Book Reviews:
That Bookish Girl
 Book Trailer Blog:
YA Trailer Park
COVER Contest:
Vote for Rae of Hope Nov 21-27 at: http://yougottareadcovers.blogspot.com/
Vote for Rae of Hope's Trailer at: http://yougottareadvideos.blogspot.com/

***

Bio:

Where do characters come from? The muses in my head create them and they grow as a story develops. Sometimes they mature, sometimes they hit a downward spiral, and sometimes... they have to die.

***

    Wanita May grew up in the fruit belt of Ontario - St.Catharines.  Crazy-happy childhood, she always has had a vivid imagination and loads of energy.

   The youngest of six -- four older brothers, and a sister --  taught her at a young age to be competitive in all aspects of life.

   At sixteen, she began competing in athletics (track and field) and before she turned seventeen, she was representing Canada in high jump.  She continued to compete, breaking Canada's JR High Jump record (1.92m - 6' 3 1/2" for those metric-ly challenged).  She attented University of Toronto, and Kansas State University - winning CIAU's and becoming All-American 6x - NCAA Indoors Runner Up + more.

  But you're not interested in her athletic career - unless of course you're curious to know she stands 1.70m (5'7") and has jumped 20cm over her head on more than one occassion. She's represented Canada at the World Championships, World Jrs., won Francophone Games, and loved every minute of every competition.  From the grueling workouts, the crazy weights she lifted on her back, the days she thought her lungs were going to spit out of her mouth for lack of oxygen, the travelling around the world and the opportunity to read - her favourite past time.

   Life continued with her husband (a distance runner from Liverpool, UK, who she met at KSU) and then their first, then second and finally third child.  Their house became full of more imagination and stories.

    Wanita and her husband run an online business, dealing in antiques and collectables - particularly jewelry and porcelain (one of the business' website: http://www.wadeincanada.com/ ). 

  After her father passed away in 2009, from a six-year battle with cancer (which she still believes he won the fight against), she began to write again.  A passion she'd loved for years, but realized life was too short to keep putting it off.

   Her first book, Rae of Hope - from the Chronicles of Kerrigan - will be available October 2011 by kNight Romance Publishing.

  She is currently represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Wanita is a writer of Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction and where ever else her little muses take her.


Hello Wanita.
Hidy-ho neighbour!  I’m totally pumped you asked me to your blog today!  My feet won’t stop dancing!
That's awesome. Let me tell you I'm just as excited! Welcome to The Purple Brick Road. It's a pleasure to have you today. Please tell me about your book.
RofH – aka Rae of Hope is the first book in the Chronicles of Kerrigan.  It is officially being released in print this month (American Thanksgiving actually).  It’s published by Mitchel Morris Publishing.
Rae is a fifteen year old gal with some pretty cool stuff happening. 
What's your next project?
Finishing the edits on the second book in the series, writing the third book, editing another book I am working on, and finishing a WIP as well J
If we Googled your name what would we see?
Probably my High Jumping Track career before my writing stuff

Ah, yes! I got some pics of that below! You didn't think I was going to leave those out did you?
                              
You're an amazing athlete, Wanita. For anyone interested, check out Wanita's stats at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanita_MayIf you could have been told one thing that you weren't told when you were a teenager, what would you like to have heard? 
Spend more time with your Dad and have your babies sooner – they’ll change your life
Are you a morning or night person?
– Both – I like both, though I notice I’m becoming more night
Does Prince Charming exist?

Yeah, I married him
Wanita, that is so sweet! And I have to agree. Any man who gets a poster-size picture of his wife’s book cover to hang on the wall is awesome! Here is the picture:


List five adjectives to describe yourself. 
Hyper, Imaginative, Multi-tasker, Talkative, crazy?
You crazy? *coughs and clears throat* Would you eat vegetables on a veggie table?
Oh yeah!! I LOVE veggies – always the first to go on my dinner plate
Are you spring, summer, fall, or winter?

SPRING – everything begins and feels fresh, no wait, Winter – loads of snow… no wait, autumns so pretty with all the leaves, uh… wait, can I change it to summer ‘cause of the hot, hot weather.  I’m spoiled where I live in Canada – I get all four seasons in full. It’s awesome!
What's your favorite material object that you already own?
My computers
What item, that you don't have already, would you most like to own?
My house ;)
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why?

Sleep – I always feel like I could use more time!
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
HIGHER…
Which body part would you choose to get a tattoo done?

Already done… and not saying ;)
Wanita! You have a tattoo! I never knew that. Tea or coffee?
Decaf – and both!
What's the one thing, you can't live without?
Internet J
Ditto! *smiles* It’s not like I spend too much time on my computer or anything. *coughs again* Would you rather have a cat or dog? Why?  
Dog … it’s hard to walk a cat J and a BIG dog… little ones look kinda like cats J

Love your dog! If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
– the one my mc has in Rae of Hope
Oh! I know the one! What is your favorite quote?
“The heights of men were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night” author unknown
What's the furthest you have traveled?

 It was to: South Korea… or Japan?  I have been to both at different times
What is your best scar? Tell the story of how you got it.
 – on the upper part of the back of my leg… ok, maybe a little bit higher.  I was about 5 when it happened.  I have 4 older brothers (and a sister too) but my oldest brother is 9 years older than me and took me for a ride in our backyard on his mini-minibike.  It was awesome… till I decided I wanted to get off by myself and slide down to sit momentarily on the exhaust pipe.  I’ve got a good set of lungs so you can imagine what happened ;)
What's your favorite sport?
Athletics – high jump
I found another picture of you doing high jump! Here it is:

Wanita jumping 1.90m (6'3") at World Championship Trials, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Those are amazing pictures, Wanita. You're an awesome athlete. If you had to be a teacher of something, what would you teach?
Phys Ed
I can totally see that. What was the first car you drove?
Standard (not automatic) Ford Escort
Hey! I drive a Ford Escort. I love it! What do you miss most about childhood?
How summer seemed to last forever J and just being carefree.  I wouldn’t want to go back, but I would love to have a conversation with myself (like in the Time Traveller) That’d be pretty neat
You were bitten by a vampire, now what? (Or werewolf) 
Go find Edward Cullen (or Jacob)
Yeah, I think I'd do the same thing, too, 'cause he's pretty hot! What is Eskimo ice?
 Flippin’ hard ice from the Tundra here in Canada
Look at the picture to the right. You are being chased by Godzilla, what do you do?
Pretend I see Jane. (or whatever his love interest’s name was J )
Why am I asking you these questions?

‘Cause Chrissy is Crazy J
That I am! LOL. What comes first, Chicken or Egg?


 Does it REALLY matter?  As long as you know Who made them J
AWESOME answer! When is your birthday?

Winter… after Christmas, but before Valentine’s Day J
How many brothers and sisters do you have?
Immediate – 4 brothers (all married), 1 sister (married), 1 sister in law (married), 1 brother in law (married)
Where does your family live?
All in the same city/area – within 20 minutes of each other
Where do you live?
In Canada
What's your worst pet peeve?
 People who drive BELOW the speed limit
Like this turtle? Hee, hee, hee. What's your favorite horror movie? 

 Can’t watch… I’m a total wimp
Do you do dance crazy when no one is looking?
Heck yeah!!!  Even when people are looking!
Do you play a musical instrument?
 Piano, Flute, Piccolo
Most frequent song played? 
Right now – Adele

Movies or TV? 
Movies or PVR’d tv – less commercials!

McDonalds or Burger King and why? 

WENDY’s! (because of the spicey chicken burger) I love their chicken sandwich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?


Alligator


… or Ostrich
Hmm. I wondered what that tasted like. Feathery? Or tough? You were just given a yacht. What would you name it?
CU L8r
Do you have any hidden talents?

 I hope so J

What a "FUN" interview! Thanks, Wanita, for visiting "FUN" Interviews on The Purple Brick Road. It was a pleasure to have you. And a big thank you to everyone who tuned in. Wanita is giving away one free ebook of Rae of Hope to one lucky winner. Wanita has also informed me that as a bonus, if we hit 50 comments, she is giving away a paperback version as well! How awesome is that? For a chance to win, all you have to do is consider joining this blog, (but only if you like it, and I will follow you back) leave one thoughtful comment, and your email address. A winner will be picked the on November 28th in a random drawing. I have personally read Rae of Hope and let me tell you it's an AWESOME read! Good luck everybody!


Connect with Wanita online!






***

It's Nov. 28th! The winners are

   PRINT BOOK

&
 E-BOOK

Congratulations!!!!