- Who is your favorite author?
C’s answer – Elle Casey
V’s answer – Zane Gray
- Who would your dream date be with?
C’s – I don’t know, Max? lol he makes the worlds best pizza
V’s – I have to say my husband. (He’s listening)
- If you could visit one country/city in the world, where would you go?
C’s – I LOVE Greek/Roman mythology so either Greece or Italy.
V’s – I have two places I would absolutely love to see, the pyramids of Giza in Egypt (the only one of the 7 ancients wonders of the world still largely intact) and Loch Ness. (one of the undiscovered ancient wonders of the world) (everyone can call me Nessie by the way)
- Do you have a special place to write?
C’s – The couch. But it’s always noisy in the living room so tricky to get writing done.
V’s – The other end of the couch, it’s a sectional. (usually with a corgi on my lap. Or two.)
- What is your biggest distractor during writing?
C’s – people talking around me or staring at me.
V’s – Stupid Humans.
- Have you ever read a book you couldn’t finish? Why?
C’s – yes, all the time, usually the writing or editing (or lack thereof) just makes it too difficult to stay in the story.
V’s – Today? Yes, probably. Yesterday too. If I can’t get into a character’s mind, I
lose interest and wander off.
- Would you say you have a distinct writing style?
C’s – Indubitably yes.
V’s – Depending on my mood my writing style can vary from the ‘haha’ style all the way to the ‘are you off your meds?” style.
- What is your favorite genre of books?
C’s – N/A Comedy, is that considered a genre?
V’s – I like off the wall stuff. Paranormal. With lots of laughs. Can we coin the term ParaCom? Or Compara? Para-haha?
- If you could pick your favorite male character, not your own, who would it be?
C’s – Bodo from Elle Casey’s Apocalypsis Series. Nothing like a funny German boy at the end of the world.
V’s – Dexter. Such a creative mind. (The writer I mean! Not the serial killer, but he’s cool too.)
- Why did you start writing?
C’s – I had a dream. There were zombies. They tried to kill me. As life flashed before my eyes I realized I had a lot of stories to share before something eats my brain. (Watch for that book in 2018)
V’s – C made me. Something about a zombie or something.
- Where are you from?
C’s – Born in Des Moines, Iowa, raised in northern Missouri on a farm!
V’s – Born in a tiny town in northern Missouri, and still living there. Send Help.
- Where do you get your inspiration from?
C’s – Zombies.
V’s – C stands over me with a big hammer.
C’s – I do not.
V’s – Do too.
C’s – It’s foam.
V’s – still hurts – Send Help
- What would you say makes you you?
C’s – Repeated watching of Malcom in the Middle and Friends Episodes. (Both are basically guide books to life!)
V’s – My ability to any question asked of me (and even sound like I know what I’m talking about sometimes. And if anyone disputes it – there is always google. I love google.) Google makes me me? Can I ask Google on this one?
- Do you have any odd habits?
C’s – I have two. I am told I am constantly humming. Like constantly. Like I never shut up. And I am able to recite every Malcolm in the Middle episode and apply it to real life situations! (Again –Guide book for LIFE!)
V’s – Is being right all the time a habit? Okay, I eat weird I guess. I eat all of one thing on my plate before moving on to the next. You’ll never catch me having a bite of this, then a bite of that. OMG you animals!
- Do you have a muse?
C’s – Dare I say … Mus-ic? V won’t let me put Malcom in the Middle again. Something about kicking a dead horse. Crazy V. Again – Guide book to life!
V’s – Well I like serial killers. Not like real ones, but Dexter, Criminal Minds, Bones, NCIS. Give me a good mystery to solve and it gets my mind working! (which is funny since I hate mysteries – kooky right?)
- Aliens real or not? And when you walk into one, what is the first question you would ask?
C’s – Yes completely real. They came to me in a dream. (Not the same dream as the zombie’s that would just be weird) What to say to them? “So, you hear about Pluto? That’s messed up right?”
V’s – Totally. And animatronics too. Especially at zoos. Are they making you ask these questions? Do they want to know how much we know? (The aliens, not the animatronics I mean) Hmm what to ask, what to ask … I guess it would depend on the Alien. Big scary I-want-to-probe-you Alien, I’m probably just going to ask to visit the neighbors first while I high tail it out of there. A cute-fuzzy-intelligent-alien I’m going ask … hmm I guess I’m still going to ask them to go probe the neighbors …
- Summer or winter? Which season do you like best?
C’s – Summer. No Spring. I know it’s not one of the choices, but it’s my favorite!
V’s – I like summer for gardening and for being outside, and winter for writing. Always seem to get more writing done when it’s cold and yucky outside!
- What would you be when you grow up?
C’s – I hope to recapture my childhood when I’m an adult. (This is coming from a 16-year old!)
V’s – A lottery winner. (Not one of the ones that after winning big gets hit by lightening though) Or a Wizard. That’d be cool too.
- Are you scared of something?
C’s – I was terrified when they took Malcom in the Middle off Netflix. But they put it on Hulu so I’m cool.
V’s – Terrified my daughter is obsessed with Frankie Munez.
C’s – It’s an ‘I’ not an ‘e’.
V’s – SEE! Scary right? You know he’s like 4 feet tall?
C’s – So the same height as you, huh?
V’s – I fear having no one to leave my huge fortune too….
- If when co-writing if you don’t like what someone writes, how do you handle it?
C and V’s – We tend to be open to all ideas when writing. If one of us loves something, and the other hates it, then we try and rework it or place it elsewhere so we both agree. In the event we can’t agree, we give the reader the option (Like with our double ending in Cross the Hall Magic)
V’s – Rock Paper Scissors.
C’s – Tallest person wins.
V’s – I pay your hulu bill.
C’s – V always wins. But she fights dirty. Like in that one episode of Malcom in the Middle …