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Author Guess Who #21


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A thousand apologies for being a little late for this month's Author Guess Who! But don't worry, it's here. 

Y'all know the drill, and if you're new, the game is simple. Read and analyze the following interview with the mystery author, then sound off in the comment section below and guess the author! In two weeks, our author will be revealed for all to point fingers at and, in a Family Fued-like sigh, say "Ohhh... that one!"

    

 

What is one thing that most GA members might not know about you?

I got a two-for-one special when I graduated college. After taking two random electives, my advisor told me I got the proper credits for a second Bachelors degree. Yippee!!

What prompted you to write your first story?

I tend to daydream a lot, and I can safely do that while I work at my job. I kept coming back to the same thought train, and I built on it. Before I knew it, I had the bones for a story. Letting my overactive imagination do something productive for once, I sat down, gave my characters some names, and typed a whole book!  

What genre of books do you enjoy reading and have you written for that genre?

I'll read anything, but I am a sucker for a murder-mystery! Each page/chapter gets me on the edge of my seat, and I have a hard time stopping until I reach the end. I have not written a mystery and while I want to, I can not keep a secret. The urge to drop hints in the comment section would tempt me.

Is there a genre that you haven’t written for that you would consider trying later on?

I have written/am currently writing every genre I wanted to write, so let me think about my options here... I believe Fantasy is next on my list. The thought of going deep into world building leaves me nervous. I'm not the best at detail tracking.

What do like most about publishing on GA?

The community! The members of this site's community are so welcoming and friendly. When I post a chapter, I find myself visiting the site on a regular basis to find a fresh comment or reaction. Getting feedback is beyond important, and I think this is what sets GA above the other self-publishing websites.

Do you have any unique writing habits or rituals to help you get into a writing mood?

I get bored, pull out my phone, and write whenever I can. Five minutes can get me a couple of paragraphs, and that helps out tremendously!

How has your writing style evolved over time?

I started writing as a hobby, but even after a year, I have noticed a considerable difference. I tested the waters with a few new concepts in character dialogue, and from the feedback I received, it was a fantastic gamble! I don't believe my style has fully developed yet, but watching it grow has placed a fat grin on my face. 

Do you have a significant other?

Yep. I married the man I love, and I only hope for countless years with him. 

Do you have any pets?

Nope. The husband wants a husky, even though I'm allergic to dogs.

Do you post multi-chapter stories as you write? Do you wait until you’ve finished writing the entire story? Or is it something in between?

I used to post chapters as I write, but I've strayed away from it as of late. Unfortunately, that left me with several WIPs, and I can't decide which one to focus on for posting. Maybe I need to go back to my roots to feel the urgency to keep posting chapters on time.

What is your favorite television show?

I'll have to say M*A*S*H*. I grew up watching the show, as reruns came on when I got home from the bus stop. Hawkeye became my role model. Like him, I combat my life with a cheery smile, but my emotions often get the best of me. Hawkeye's way of pushing down his growing depression using comedy, speaks to me. Same goes for when he stumbles into a serious situation and that flip-switch gets hit for him to be equally serious/angry.

What is your favorite movie?

It's not a movie, but I watch Oh, Hello on Broadway on a very regular basis. The target audience is a little narrow, but I love every New York and theater reference. No matter how many times I watch it, I always get a laugh from several lines, particularly, "Could you go get me a Ferrero Rocher chocolate? Or a Lindt Lindor truffle? My favorite flavor is blue."

Do you write poetry? Prose? Or both?

Nope. I'm not sure if I'll ever dive into it, but I might give it a shot at some point.

If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be?

Jerry Seinfeld. I talk like him, I act like him, and I want to meet him. 

What would you say is your greatest accomplishment?

I was one of the two students to graduate from my high school with a Vocational Technical Honors diploma in the school's history, despite it being quite easy to obtain. It was a complete accident since the guidance counselor had no idea the diploma existed in our state's educational system. That meeting three days before graduation will always reside in my mind.

    

If Alan Alda and Jerry Seinfeld had a love child? I'm slightly concerned. KIDDING!! I'm kidding. I'm sure this author is a wonderful person and deserves the Author Guess Who spotlight. 

See y'all in two weeks! Put your guesses in the comment section below, and don't be afraid to throw a random author out there.

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On 3/14/2024 at 11:00 PM, wildone said:

I hear the Jeopardy music playing in the background. It must mean final Jeopardy. 

I'm going with: Who Is @Lee Wilson? For everything, Alex (or has Ryan taken over yet?). :unsure: 

I even got my game shows mixed up, Ken replaced Alex and Ryan replaced Pat on Wheel of Fortune.

This does not bode well for my guess :P 

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