1. Tell us a little bit about yourself for our viewers?
I am a 20-something Midwest girl named Kay, who loves animals, video editing, photography, and cooking. I am a freelance writer and college Professor Soon, I'll be starting on my doctorate. I adore school and learning in general. I'm interested in politics and have a few causes close to my heart. I love to raise awareness about life with autism by sharing my own awareness. I feel like its not always accurately portrayed in the media.
2. What genre do you enjoy reading about and why?
I love fantasy novels, but I read the classics and biographies. I like historical and some scifi. I've read a little horror, but not a lot.
3. Who are your favorite authors and why?
JK Rowling because she has created a breathtaking series that helped me learn to read. JRR Tolkien because I love how he write and crafts scrunch an epic story. Ray Bradbury because his descriptions are effortless and his words flow. Shakespeare,because his plays remind me of good times in literature class. Harper Lee for creating a beautiful coming of age story.
4. Who is your favorite characters (both hero and heroine)?
This list is huge! I will list only a few. Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Sirius Black, Wolf (from The Talisman and The 10th Kingdom), Merry Brandybuck, Samwise Gamgee, Alice (from the Lovely Bones), Jane Eyre, Nita Callahan, Sabriel, Jo March, the Mad Hatter, Viola, Eona, Scout, Jem, and so on.
5. If you can tell us authors anything as far as your thoughts on what we write about, what would you say? I've noticed a lot of the YA novels are quite violent and dark. It worries me, especially with the rise of violence, depression, bullying, and suicide. I think there needs to be lighter YA stories that inspire and uplift, but not necessarily in a spiritual way.
6. If you could go out on a date with a character from a book,. who would it be and what would you do? (don’t worry we are all adults here so say what you mean) This is a hard question with lots of answers. I am not really interested in dating, but a platonic date would be of interest to me. As a kid, I had a crush on Charlie Weasley. I'd ask him to take me flying on a broom. Older, I would've chosen Samwise Gamgee. I would lie, to have a meal with him and just talk. The same goes for Wolf from The 10th Kingdom. I'd like to sit and talk and learn about their pasts. If I had a date with a female character, I'd choose Jo.id like to sit and write with her.
7. What kind of stories would you like to read about that you haven’t seen out yet? Stories with less romance and more werewolves who are good. I don't think there are enough out there.
8. When you look for a book, do you go by word of mouth from a friend, reading the blurb or reading the reviews about the book itself?
I go by word of mouth and reading the blurb. I will also read a page or two of the book. If its by an author I love I will get it too. I don't pay much attention to reviews. I want to decide on my own if I like a book.
9. What kind of swag do you like getting from some of your favorite authors when they have contest or release parties?
What would you like to see them give out? I've never been to a release party, so I can't answer this one. I do like getting my books autographed, do when I can, I get my books signed.
10. Tell us what you are currently reading or what you have finished reading and what you liked about it?
I am reading The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Eon by Alison Goodman, and Laughing Without an Accent by Firoozeh Dumas. The first I like because I am a Tolkien fan and it features Hobbits, my favorite species in his books. The second I like because it's fantasy, it has dragons. And it has a strong female character all the while discussing politics and Asian culture. The last I enjoy because it tells me about the world from a different perspective.