Mother of two. I am an avid reader, sometimes writer, everyday technology master. I am an index of movie and television actors. I win every game of six degrees of Kevin Bacon. It's funny cause I love Bacon (not Kevin just bacon).
The story is told mostly from the perspective of a ten year old boy who along with his four year old sister is dealing with the disintegration of his parents’ marriage. Their break-up and his mothers odd behavior turns violent and the children are there baring witness to the whole mess. Mr. Grace has a way of forcing the reader to face the truth of how violence and abuse although not directed at our children still have an affect on them. Several times I found myself getting very angry with the characters and to me that is a sign of excellent writing. His characters are real and his story is a wonderful tale of forgiveness and survival.
Today I am interviewing my best blog friend Stacey.
We are known as the Oprah and Gail of the blog world.....at least that's what I call us.
Because I think Stacey is one of the coolest chicks I have ever virtually met and because I believe in sharing
I wanted to let you all get to know her a little bit better
Even if you already read her blog which I certainly hope you do
This interview will give you some insight into the mind of a
super awesome woman/mom/blogger
So lets begin.........
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
I think Angelina Jolie because she is hot and a badass and has adopted a baby from Cambodia like me, (I'm sure you can see the resemblance, too. We're like twins. In fact, I get mistaken for her all the time. That's why I've tried to limit my public appearances. Well, that and my new friend, Creeper.)
I think Angelina is a perfect choice for you. There is a rumor floating around that Angelina and Brad will be renting a house in Bluebell which is not too far from where I live. If the rumors are true I will stop by and let her know to start reading your blog so she can prepare for the role. By the way she also collects vampire books and you love vampires so you have that in common too.
Let's see what else you have in common. Her favorite beverage is tequila and tea.
What is your favorite beverage?
For the evening: Manhattan. Straight up. Preferably with Knobb Creek or Maker's Mark, but generally my bourbon of budgetary choice is Ezra Brooks. Ezzie, as I fondly call him. STIRRED NOT SHAKEN. I will be kind, but I will let you know if you mess that up. It is very very important to me and this is not the movie Cocktail, people.
In the morning: if I really get my wish,... a ginormous nonfat mocha, no whip, easy on the chocolate.
In general: Water.
I'm not picky or anything.
Well then you know what you like and you know how you like it....there is nothing wrong with that.
Why did you start blogging
Really I started because I wanted to practice my writing. Eventually I want to write my first novel about demons, angels, vampires, and everyf---ingthingelse (DAVE as it is known in my house). Then I started having fun with it and no I think maybe I have a problem. I am addicted.
That actually sounds like a cool idea! Have you started writing or is it in the outline phase?
Thanks! It's in the outline and research phase. The whole front room of my house is known as the DAVE room. It's where the magic happens... where I read and write, and keep all my notes for the novel.
Thanks for sharing the photo of your DAVE room. I have no doubt that you will finish DAVE someday so my next questions is well really two questions.
Will you use your own name or a nom de plume? Do you think your blogging will change after you're an awesome successful writer?
I think I want a nom de plume. I would love to pick something really cute and fun and sexy sounding. Something truly unforgettable. On the other hand, it would be really super cool to see my name on a printed book.
I hadn't even thought about it, really,... this all started with a dream after which my angels compelled me to write the novel, so I hadn't thought about being successful.I mean beyond the dream of wealth beyond imagination, but I always just figured I'd win the lottery (even though I don't buy tickets).
I suppose it would. I guess if I think about it, though, all my life experiences influence my writing, so something like that would have to. I don't know how I'd find the time, but... I am addicted, after all so something else would have to give.
I agree seeing your name on the cover of a novel would be crazy awesome.
I have many fears one of which is people reading my writing. I am trying to overcome that with this blog.
Do you have any fears or phobias?
Hm. Fears and Phobias. I think my top 3 would be:
My local elementary PTA.
The Exorcist demon showing up in my attic.
Serial killers that find me before they're captured.
In that order.
Wow those are some legit fears right there! We had a squirrel in our attic last summer and I swore it was the Exorcist Demon it was really frightening. The serial killer thing I can agree with too as I am always imagining someone is behind me or waiting in the dark shadows between the garage and the house.
Some final even more random questions......
Mac or PC?
PC. I'm too hard on technology to get a Mac. It's this force field I have around me... crashes every piece of tech equipment I have in one year or less. I would so be a mac girl if I could.
Harry Potter or Twilight?
Twilight, though that's a tough call. Only because I am in love with vampires.
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee unless I'm sick, then hot tea. Mmmmmmmmmmmm!
Chocolate or Vanilla Oreo Cookies?
Chocolate all the way. I love them so much I don't think I've ever tried vanilla.
My ass thanks you for this craving now. :)
You hurt me a little with the Twilight over Harry but I will forgive you.
Vanilla Oreos are my latest addiction I can not stop eating them!