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The Eleven Questions " getting to know you" Tag

I've Been Tagged by Claire L. Fishback over at Write Fish.    It is the 11 question campaign game.

1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create ten new questions to ask the people that you have tagged.
3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4. Let them know you've tagged them! (so dem's da rules)

Here goes:

1. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?   That's a tough one. Does it mean a new place or somewhere I have visited before?  I want to got back to the Greek Isles, especially Santorini.

  But, a place I have never been & I am dying to go is Fiji.

2. Why do you write in the genre you write in? I love the rush and adrenalin that I get from a good mystery. Suspense is like a drug for me. Thrillers keep me on the edge of my seat, full of fear and anxiety, but begging for more.

3. How did you come up with the idea for your current work in progress (or most recent work in progress)?   A combination of cases I have witnessed in my life and a some of the criminals I met many years ago actually sparked the idea, but the story is not related even remotely to any case I have ever read about or known. I asked a bunch of those "what if" questions.

4. What came first, the chicken or the egg and why?   Uh, upon advice of counsel I refuse to answer that question on the grounds it may incriminate me.    

5.  How often do you write?  Everyday (now you didn't ask how much)

6.  What is scariest: Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, or other?   I have to say other. I am more afraid of true & real evil, like serial killers & Cult leaders who kill or can persuade people to drink the koolaid. They are Real and it is not always easy to spot a monster who walks beside us or lives near us or works close to our children.  They don't have pointed horns or breathe fire. They look just like us.

7.Pizza toppings: name three of your favorites.   Roasted garlic, tomato & banana peppers.

8. You're given a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble, do you a novel by your favorite author, or a how to guide on writing (such as Dwight Swain's Techniques of the Selling Author)?
It depends on which book I last bought, but nine times out of ten - the new novel by my favorite author.

9. Yes or No?

10. If you could have any exotic or fantastical pet, what would you have?
Honey Bear - (don't know how exotic that is).

11. Why do you write?

Because I can't sing. Just kidding (not about singing though) I write as a way to relax and because I enjoy losing myself in the worlds I create much like I like losing myself when reading a good book. Writing also allows me to express all of the emotions I tend to bury. I get to show my frustration, fear, anxiety, sadness, happiness etc. through the thoughts, action & dialogue of my characters .

OK, now my questions.

  1. Name one thing you consider your biggest regret in your life so far?
  2. If you could go back in time and do things differently, what is something you would change
  3. If you could travel to another time period, but you must agree to remain there for a full six months would you go? If yes what time period & where would you time-travel to the future or past
  4. Would you rather be on the best seller list once (only once) or win the single ticket mega multi- state lotto?
  5. When you write in the privacy of your own home, what do you wear?
  6. What was the happiest day or time of your life?
  7. Would you rather have loved deeply and been hurt deeply or have never felt true love before or the hurt that can go with it
  8. If you current novel is made into a Major Motion Film; who would play your protagonist?
  9. If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you
  10. Name one thing about you that you seldom share with others~or something that we in the blogosphere do not know about you.
  11. You are a character and are being interviewed: What is your greatest strength? Worst flaw?

So, now I am it. I get to tag you... and you... and you... and...............

Theresa Sneed 
Harlow Corban     Whose Debut Thriller is now available, Life in Death
Diana at My Life in Writing 
J.C. Martin
Kaylie Austin  
Another Author
Jennifer Chase
Barbara McDowall 
Louise Wise  who has a new book review blog, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Reviews of Louise Wise
Michael Haynes 
Nick Wilford at Scattergun Scribblings 


Melissa Sugar said...

Hi Melissa, 

I loved your answer to the chicken or the egg question! Spoken like a true attorney and your answer is brilliant!

I want to thank you for stopping by blog and taking the time to comment. I found in reader comments last week that many writers are experiencing similar questions to those you have. As a result, it has inspired me to create a small series to pay it forward to writers. I hope the series will help you find some of the answers you have. I post on Tuesdays. Thanks again for visiting and commenting. 

Melissa Sugar said...

I liked your answer to who's the scariest. Yes, most times real life is scarier than any fiction.

Melissa Sugar said...

I definitely agree on the singing part... I sound like a screeching bird or something! That's why I play violin :)
Great answers!

Melissa Sugar said...

You've been to the Greek Isles? SO JEALOUS!!! 

Melissa Sugar said...

Hi and welcome to the A-Z Challenge. You have a great looking blog and I know you will do fine. I did the first one in 2010. I've posted a personal nod to why this Challenge is so important to writers. Visit soon. I'll be back!

Melissa Sugar said...

Love your answers - especially the one about real people being the scariest. So true. Also, it sounds like we have a non-talent for singing in common :-)

Melissa Sugar said...

I'm with you on # 6. When I hear of someone who everyone says was normal, do something horrendous, I start to look and think about the people I used to sit next to on the train. Scott Peterson comes to mind regarding this type of person.

Melissa Sugar said...

Love your blog, Melissa!--especially the layout/colors and great pictures! It was nice getting to know you through your answers too - I've always believed exactly what you said about who you fear most - yup, spot on. Thanks for tagging me - I posted my responses back on my blog! 

Melissa Sugar said...

I believe the egg came first due to evolution. Birds, including chickens, are simply newer versions of dinosaurs. And the dinosaurs had to lay eggs to get the creatures that had the mutations that lead to chickens.

Real people are my greatest fear. I believe it is one of the reasons I cannot talk to waiters/waitresses.

Melissa Sugar said...

Love your answers and totally agree with #6.  I would also love to go to Santorini! :)

Melissa Sugar said...

Yay! It was great learning more about you, Melissa. Awesome answers too. :)

Melissa Sugar said...

Fun to read your answers, Melissa. I can't sing either =( 
And real bad guys are definitely the scariest =0

Melissa Sugar said...

Thanks for the chuckle. I enjoyed reading your answers and learning a bit more about you.  I've read a few of these. :-)


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