Friday, November 02, 2007
Rats, Swords, Blood, Pizza and Cowboys
I can't unravel the reason you asked me such unusual and only slightly book-related questions this week, but they're so much fun to answer, I had to share a few. Q
: What is something most people don't know about you? A
: I once rescued a white lab rat, named him Francis and kept him as a pet for the rest of his life. Q
: What is your favorite non-horse sport? A
: To watch -- soccer! To participate in -- fencing! It's the only sport I ever excelled (sort of) in!
: Do you have any unusual writing habits? A
: Lots of them. Here are two: I donate blood after I finish writing most books. To me, it's sort of sharing a blessing for one I've been given. And, I use one special coffee cup when I'm creating and I don't allow myself to use it when I'm brainstorming or editing or rewriting. It was a gift from a good friend. The world's best teacher of science fiction! Q: What's your favorite kind of pizza?
Q: Which authors do your recommend for readers who enjoy old-days cowboy stories?
A: For fiction, Zane Grey and Will James (his artwork is wonderful as well). My dad is currently reading Bret Harte, and I plan to check him out, too. For nonfiction, you might check out Home on the Range, by Cathy Luchetti, which tells you LOTS about the life of frontier women -- often in diary and letter form.
Someday, I'm going to research (and write about, of course) women teachers in the early West!
The idea's always tantalized me!
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