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Friday, December 23, 2011

2011 Mundie Moms Favorites: Author Interviews #1

It's day 7 of our 2011 MM Favorites, and this series wouldn't be complete with out a few fun interviews with some of this year's favorite authors. I asked a variety of authors different questions, some correspond with our posts and some are more about about writing. Here's today's fun questions:

If you could have one paranormal power, what would it be and why?

Samantha Young (The Lunarmorte Series):

I think I’d love to be a shapeshifter. You can be anything you wanted, anytime you wanted. There’s so much freedom in that. Sounds awesome. If I couldn’t be a shapeshifter I’d be a mindreader because… well… I’m just really nosy.

Debbie Viguie (Unleashed):

I'm thinking eternal life (but preferably without the blood sucking!)

Nancy Holder (Unleashed):

Super speed so I get it all done and still have time read down my TRB pile AND watch all the TV shows I have seasons passes for!

Sophie Jordan (Vanish):

Oh, that's tough. In my Firelight series, every draki has a different talent. There are so many cool paranormal abilities to pick from ... but the one thing they all have in common is the ability to fly. So ... I guess I would pick that power. I can't tell you how many dreams I've had where I was flying. It's the ultimate freedom. When I was writing the first Firelight novel I had several "flying" dreams. I would actually tap into those dreams and recall the sensation of flying in order to write those flying scenes. It'd be cool to experience it for real.

Aprilynne Pike (Illusions):

I'm afraid my one paranormal power isn't very interesting. I would fly. I have always wished to be able to fly through the air. It is one of my very first childhood wishes! I used to pretend I was flying when I was swimming and just loved the feeling of being free and weightless! And, of course, heights thrill me!

Shannon Delany (Secrets & Shadow):

If I could have one paranormal power I think it would be the power to slow time down around me every once in a while without being impacted myself. I like being able to say the right thing at the right time or deliver a witty reply but there are days my caffeine-to-blood ratio is off and the words aren't flying. On those days I'd love to see the verbal opening, slow the world down so I could come up with my best reply, and then go!

Who's your favorite Hot Boy with Sword?

Carrie Harris (Bad Taste in Boys): This is a dangerous question. Dangerously AWESOME, that is. I've actually dated hot boys with swords. Some of those swords were even made out of metal instead of PVC. But anyway, I digress. I'm going to go with Tom Imura from ROT AND RUIN. He's sensitive. He's sweet. He can ginsu a zombie in five seconds or less. And he has his own collector's card. I'm a geek girl; I can't resist a guy that I can collect and trade with my friends. Which sounds a lot pervier than I intended, but you know what I mean, right? RIGHT? Buehler? Buehler with a sword?

This is what happens when I have too much caffeine.

Saundra Mitchell (The Vespertine): Hot Boy With Sword from TV is MERLIN. See attached. MUAHAHAHAHHA. And boy with accent so totally has to be James McAvoy as Professor X. I thought bad, bad, bad things about Professor X.

Myra McEntire (Hourglass): Ben Barnes. I mean ... Prince Caspian. Oh, come on, I really mean Ben Barnes. Unless it's Kit Harrington. I mean ... Jon Snow. Who are we kidding here? Kit Harrington.

(this is my Christmas present for Sophie & her viewing pleasure) *snickers*

Who's your favorite fictional character with an accent?

Tara Hudson (HEREAFTER): Oh, I love it!My favorite fictional character with an accent is Richard Mayhew from Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE, because even occasional wimpyness sounds better in a Scottish brogue!

Myra McEntire (Hourglass): Um ... It would have to be a tie between my boys! Michael has that softer, more drawl-y Georgia thing going on, whereas Kaleb just has a whole lot of Southern sexy going on. Wait. What was the question?

Thank you to Myra McEntire, Saundra Mitchell, Tara Hudson, Sophie Jordan, Shannon Delany, Samantha Young, Debbie Viguie, Nancy Holder, Aprilynne Pike & Carrie Harris for stopping by today!


  1. LOL to Myra McEntire's answer to the accent question. I'm pretty sure all the boys where I live have that "softer, more drawl-y Georgia thing going on," and it's not that romantic. lol

  2. I wish I had that super power today! Merry and Happy and Joyous to all!

    Nancy Holder

  3. KM- I totally agree! There's something about that accent that draws you in.

    Nancy- I do too!! That would allow me to get everything done today. Merry Christmas to you too!

  4. Between Saundra's comments about James McAvoy/Professor X and Myra's comments about Michael and Kaleb's accents I'm a big puddle of mush. This may be my favorite MM post all year ;)

  5. So happy to be counted among such a wondrous group of authors! Thanks Mundie Moms and Merry Christmas! :-)

  6. *stares at PrInce Caspian pic* You were saying?!?

  7. Amy- I had a comment about Myra's boys, but I didn't feel like it was one others needed to read. ROTFL. #dirty

    Samantha- You're so welcome! Merry Christmas to you too! :)

    Sophie- You're so lucky I can't photo shop or else you might have seen yourself inserted into this picture. ;)

  8. Ha! Totally agree with Merlin! :D Though kinda like Prince Arthur more... ;) LOVED the interview! Who knew authors could be so fun? :P