The Ideal Author Interview - Lucy Monroe
As defined by me, the author 🙂 . . .
I thought it would be fun to share the 5 questions I wish interviewers would ask…because they’d be so easy to answer. Yep, sometimes, you just want easy. LOL
1. What did you have for dinner last night?
You notice I did not ask what we planned for dinner tonight, because that? Is a hard question. But in fact, it took me a few seconds to remember what we ate last night because my brain was flying along the African Savannah. Oh, did I mention my current WIP (Close Quarters) is set in Zimbabwe? Anyway, dinner last night…oh, right grilled steak (yes, Hubcap is so macho he grills in the middle of winter). 🙂
2. How many children do you have?
Oh…hmm…okay, not so easy. Three, but we have two Koren young men that lived with us for three years we consider our sons, though they have wonderful family back in South Korea.
3. What’s your favorite color?
Yellow, for everything but what I wear. It makes me look like my liver is failing. Sigh…but I love the color of sunshine.
4. Who is the last author you read?
See how this is not the favorite author question, because the answer to that one is too long. Last author I read? Josh Lanyon. Current top of my TBR pile is Christine Feehan. There, two answers for the price of one.
How many pairs of socks do you have?
Oh, wait, that’s a hard one…it’s almost as bad as asking how many pens are on my desk.
What color are the walls in your office?
Yellow. Okay, so maybe that was cheating, but easy, see?
LOL, sometimes my brain just doesn’t want to think.
5. Can we see the book trailer for Moon Awakening, your Feb 2nd release? Those medieval Scottish werewolves are just so sexy!
Why sure! Here it is: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RWudSDzYJ8[/youtube]
So, wanna know the hardest interview questions to answer?
Who is your favorite character from one of your books?
This is like asking which of my children is my favorite. I’m not stupid, if I say the wrong one I’m going to end up with baking soda in my chamomile tea. Okay, maybe not that drastic, but seriously, how could I possibly choose?
Second only to, which book is your personal favorite?
I do have favorites from time to time, but I love all my stories and picking a favorite makes me feel like I have to say I love one more than the others and what does that say about the other story? Paranoid, much? Maybe a little.
Can you dance the Mamba?
Sadly, no. Wich I could. I do love that show, “Dancy Your A$$ Off,” though. Which is really surprising considering how much I don’t like reality TV.
So, what are your favorite questions to ask authors? Here’s my one time offer to answer them, no matter what they may be. 🙂
Hugs and happy reading,
Moon Craving – Feb 2, 2010 – Berkley
As a special thank you to readers, Lucy is giving away a prize pack of pamper yourself products and paranormal romance. All you have to do to enter is send an email with Moon Craving Contest in the subject line to moon_craving at yahoo dot com before February 28th, 2010. The drawing will be held March 1st and the winner will be announced on her blog at http://www.lucymonroeblog.blogspot.com.
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I can’t answer for anyone else, Joyce…but I can say for certain that my characters talk to me – ad nauseum if I don’t get to their books right away. They can be downright pushy. 🙂
That is an easy question. I love finding out from various authors if their characters talk to them!
Cool, Robyn…that is what I hope for, as well as readers feeling like they have something special for their books, if you know what I mean?
I loved the questions you asked/answered.
The trailer sure piqued my interest in the book, Lucy. Thanks for sharing.
Hey, Michele 🙂 Thanks!
Favorite candle scent is magnolia, but any scents (natural or otherwise) give me migraines. It is such a bummer as I love scents! Ohh…we share faves for shopping, just add Borders and Ross. 🙂 My fave day of the week is Saturday ‘cuz I get to spend the whole time with dh!
Thank you for the questions!
Hugs and happy reading,
I always enjoy your books so I will look forward to your latest.
I haven’t read any of your paranormals yet but they sound amazing! The questions I like to ask authors are,
What is your favorite candle scent? I love anything apple cinnamon!
What are your favorite stores to shop at? I love Target, Kohl’s, Barnes & Noble and Hobby Lobby.
What is your favorite day of the week? Mine is Friday!
It was great to have you here! Have a fun Thursday!
Thank you so much, ladies! I had a lot of fun doing this blog. 🙂
I loved the questions you asked yourself for the blog.
I also thought the book trailer was fantastic.
I can’t wait to read Moon Craving.
HI Lucy, I love your other books and now I must tryout this one. Thanks so much for the interview for us to read nad enjoy.
Loved the trailer. It makes me want to check out the book.
Love & Hugs,
Thanks, Natalie! Let me know what you think if you have time. 🙂
Thanks, Judy! LOL Almost…a lot of times Amazon ships so the book arrives on the release date. 🙂 At least, that’s been my experience.
And yep, the next book’s main hero is introduced in Moon Craving. 🙂
Fantastic book trailer. I’ll look for Moon Craving next month.
Just finished re-reading Moon Awakening. Is it Feb 2nd yet? Maybe Amazon will send Moon Craving a little early. And a question I like to ask authors is have you already introduced the character that will be in the next book? I really love connected stories; it’s such a pleasure to visit old friends. As soon as I finished reading MA, the first time, I wanted to read Talorc and Abigail’s story, not yet knowing if they would be paired or not. Now I know they are, and I can’t wait. Fun interview, Lucy! Answered questions I’d never think to ask but are fun to know.
LOL Ginger…that reminds me of a quote from Diana Palmer when speaking to readers, she said her husband and son thought grovel was what you spread on your driveway!
I don’t know what a Flava Flav is, but little men with a big clock? They’re one letter off on that one I think. 😉
I enjoyed your interview, and don’t get me started on reality shows. I recently blogged about my addiction to them…actually not so much an addiction as stark shock at the stupidity of most of them. Who in the world thinks Flava Flav is worth competing for. I guess women who like little men who wear big clocks around their necks. *lol*
Moon Craving sounds great…so does the “pamper yourself product” offer. If I want to be pampered here, I’d have to go buy a box and wear one. *lol*