Saturday 10 November 2012

#Orangeberry Author Interview - Vanna Smythe

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future? I would most certainly go into the past. I love the Middle Ages for some reason, though I would also love to travel back in time to the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? I’ve limited myself to writers here.  This is my list: Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, George RR Martin, Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?Pen, paper and chocolate.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose? Mind reading.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Chocolate.
Night owl, or early bird? Night owl. I only start getting productive after 5PM.
Skittles or M&Ms? Definitely M&Ms.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. My story has love and hate, duty and honor, lies and deceit, happiness and sorrow, and  more, all wrapped up in a single package.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? I’m currently finishing book 2 of the Anniversary of the Veil series, titled Decision Maker and am planning on writing a prequel to the series in the beginning of next year.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. The most rewarding thing has to be getting mail and comments from people who have read my book and are looking forward to reading the next one.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? Keep learning your craft and never stop believing that you can succeed.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? A journalist.
How did you know you should become an author? Since I can remember, I just knew that I was a good writer and that one day I would write a book. Eventually I did ;)
Can you see yourself in any of your characters? I think there’s a part of me in everyone of my characters.  Though some are more like me than the others.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? To thine own self be true.
Favorite Food? Pizza.
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year? The Hobbit ;) I can’t wait to go see that!
If you were a bird, which one would you be? An eagle, though I guess everyone says that ;)
What’s your favorite season/weather? Spring. I love watching nature wake up after the long winter slumber.
How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? A private happy dance ;)
Favorite places to travel? Italy and France.
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Genre – Fantasy
Rating – PG13
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