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Tag…I’m It! (Blogger Q & A Tag Game)

I’ve been tagged by Mandy Eve-Barnett to play this blogger Q and A game. Thanks, Mandy!

The rules are pretty simple…… Thank the blogger who nominated you. (Which I did in the first paragraph.) 
Answer the questions you were given by that blogger.
Nominate 10 bloggers, give them 10 new questions and let them know they’ve been tagged.

I’m afraid I’m a bit of a rule breaker. So I won’t be nominating ten other bloggers. I will state that if any of my readers want to play along they are more than welcome to! Just copy the questions or ask me to ask you ten different questions (which I will totally do!) and do your own post. Always happy to see my friends join in.

Now, on to my questions from Mandy.


Which do you prefer – tea or coffee or something else?  Anyone that knows me at all knows I prefer coffee. I love the stuff. Especially from Tim Hortons. (anyone going there soon??)

Vacation destination – beach, city, cruise or adventure? I’m retired, so no more vacations for me. Anyway, I never took that many because I usually worked for myself. BUT….If I could afford to take one I would love to go rent a cabin in the woods by a nice peaceful lake and just renew myself. I love trees and forests and wildlife.

As a writer do you plot your novels step by step or free flow allowing the idea freedom? Oh, I’m definitely on the free-flowing list. I do sort of plot my books in my head and then just go from there. I do have a notebook on hand that I take…well….notes about the book so I don’t get crucial details wrong as I write. I mean you don’t want your main character to start with brown hair and then end up with red. Otherwise, I’m a complete pantser.

Given the choice would you either write your memoir OR the autobiography of someone else? Well, both. I’m greedy. I have written my memoirs already. I mean, they are in very rough draft right now but I have written them down. I did it for NaNo a couple of years ago. I also would love to write my mother’s autobiography one day. I know quite a bit about her life and it’s really interesting. I’m afraid mom died in May this year so I can’t ask her questions so I might have to write it as part fiction with the main details being true.

What inspires you to write? I thought this would be an easy question to answer but once I thought about it, it isn’t. I could say what inspires me to write is the love of the written word. Or the love of books. Or the love of reading. Or something else. It really just boils down to… Life inspires me to write. Life and imagination and the ‘what if’s’ that go through my mind all the time. That and I always wanted to know if I had it in me. If I had it in me to be a writer good enough that people liked what I wrote and wanted more.

Do you prefer one genre or many to read? If one genre – why that one? I’ll read anything worth reading and some that wasn’t. Right now I’m deeply into mysteries and suspense books. I’ve read romances and science fiction and history and…and….and….Well, you get the drift. I’ve read every genre of book out there at one time or another. Curiosity you know is a great teacher.

Which TV show from your childhood was your favorite? I was never much into TV, even when a kid. But, saying that, I would have to admit my favorite show was Dark Shadows. (Not the movie or the later show, the original in the late 60’s) I LOVED that show. Still do. At the time it was scary and dark and romantic all rolled into one. It had mystery and something more. I never missed an episode.

What is your preference for a pet? Dog or cat or some other animal? My favorite pet I have to admit is a dog. But, I love all animals and right now have 2 large cats and a dog for pets. I’ve even had chameleons as pets.

List two items you would rescue in the case of a house fire. That’s easy. My pets and my purse. Everything else is replaceable. I know since I’ve lost everything in a fire once. Wasn’t pleasant but no one was hurt and that’s what matters most.

What skill do you wish you had? To talk in other languages. I love other languages and tried learning French and Spanish in school. I wasn’t very good at them. I’ve always been envious of others that could speak and read more than one language.



That’s it people! Like I said, if you would like to play, please do so! Just let me know and I’ll come visit and read.