Celluloid Diaries: Interview at Earth's Book Nook

Friday, August 17, 2012

Interview at Earth's Book Nook

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Here's an interview I recently did for Earth's Book Nook. Enjoy!

Earth's Book Nook: Was there anything about your upbringing that influenced your love of paranormal subjects?

I was an anxious child. Even the news scared me. When I was a toddler, I saw the trailer for The Planet Of The Apes on television. The images from that movie scared me so much that the apes materialized in the living room and continued to "visit" me for several months. They looked as real to me as my friends and family. Despite my fears, I quickly became attracted to anything horror and paranormal. I guess it was a way to process those fears. In any case, my fears disappeared as soon as I showed an interest in the genre.

Earth's Book Nook: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Happy.

Earth's Book Nook: What are your favorite writing snacks?

Cheesecake and tea.

Earth's Book Nook: Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

Most of the messages I get are from men telling me that I'm beautiful. I'm guessing those are meant for the teen actress that goes by the same name.

Earth's Book Nook: What do you think makes a good story?

It depends on the person, but good characters and an exciting beginning and ending are a good starting point because people will always remember the beginning and the ending.

58 comments:

  1. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a lawyer because I read too many Nancy Drew novels. lol. Or an orphan, like the Boxcar Children. Either one would have been fine with me.

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  2. Drowned Sorrow. I'm having plumbing problems right now!

    GFC follower.

    Thanks so much.

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  3. I've seen Drowned Sorrow around on the blogosphere.

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  4. I pinned the picture of the Vegan cheesecake...because I couldn't look at the vampire/zombie pic! WHOA! Still nervous just thinking about it!

    Here's my pin:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/73253931409906511/

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  5. Okay, it's official! I'm your GFC follower: ZaraAlexis. Count me in!

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  6. I would pick A Good Man. Every of these books looks amazing! Thank you very much for this awesome giveaway and making it internationally (:

    GFC - Dinky

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  7. Love the blog i always like to check in every now and then when it pops up on facebook x

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  8. Excellent interview! I enjoyed reading this post.

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  9. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    I wanted to be a mommy! Seriously, I've wanted babies since I was 9 yrs old...that's the age I was when my niece was born.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. When I was a kid I wanted to be a writer or doctor LOL I wrote a story about something scary on the beach, a puppy, and a crab - herein is my introduction to an interest in paranormal reads. Of course horror was a no, no, as when I was way too young one afternoon when I got home from school I watched Psycho and was unable to take a shower for many years to come ;=D Thank you for the fun.
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  11. +1 follow on pinterest (Zoe Leonarczyk)

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  12. I follow on GFC: JenniferH

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  15. I follow GFC. Would love to win A Good Man. julierupert@gmail.com

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  16. I follow on FB- Kelly C Reci

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  21. G+ Shared- https://plus.google.com/111498119214855356614?prsrc=2#

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway, Id like to read it.
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  23. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to check out Drowned Sorrow- the cover is amazing. I am participating in the hop as well (#49 ~ Fairday's Blog!) Have a great night : ) ~ Jess

    New GFC follower: Fairday Morrow

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  24. That cheesecake looks delish! I follow you via GFC. marthalynn16 at gmail

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  25. I also follow you on Pinterest. marthalynn16 at gmail

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  26. I'd love the first book.
    Thanks for the international giveaway.

    GFC - Rad Hall

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  27. Follow you on twitter
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  28. Hi Vanessa,

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  29. I'd like to get A Good Man.
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    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  30. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC Martian Girl
    Good Man!

    Jesse
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  31. I think I wanted to be a teacher or a writer when I grew up. I was always playing teacher with my little sister and brother and had already penned my first fan fiction "Annette Young Detective" based loosely on our fav detective Nancy.
    GFC- Lisa Richards
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    Thanks for participating in this hop!
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  32. Thanks for a great giveaway! Would like The Strangers Outside.
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  33. Shared on fb Kathy Emerick
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  35. like on fb Kathy Emerick
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  38. I shared on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/carolineferic/posts/355302884548412

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  39. I shared on Twitter : https://twitter.com/LyricFG/status/237742736021782528

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  40. I shared on Google+ : https://plus.google.com/u/0/101519310801471654088/posts/3sG49PwAkDk

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  41. GFC follower : Caroline F**ic

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  43. Pinterest follower : lyric210

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  45. Twitter follower : @LyricFG

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  47. A Good Man would be my pick.
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  48. I pinned the quote about not being able to start a new book because I'm still living in the last one! That is SO true and is happening to me right now!
    :)

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  49. GFC-Teresa Thompson
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  50. I'm interested in A Good man (I love American Psycho). Congrats on film adaptation!
    I follow via GFC. thanks for the chance! :)

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  51. Tweeted:
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    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

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