Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Goddess Fish Blog Tour with an Interview from Rebecca Lee Smith, author of A Shadow on the Ground
I'm pleased to present you with an interview done with Rebecca Lee Smith:
What is your least favorite word?
The word no. I also think the word socket is pretty creepy—like an eye socket. Eeew.
What part of the writing process do you dread?
Plotting. It doesn’t come easy for me, and mysteries are tough. They have to keep the reader guessing and still be entertaining. All the loose ends have to be tied up, everything has to make sense, and all the murder suspects must have a motive, means, and the opportunity to kill the victim. And if it’s a romance, two people have to fall in love.
What is your favorite Joke?
My favorite joke is way too dirty to tell. I love riddles and limericks. Here is the only limerick I can still remember that is not about a girl from Nantucket. Ahem…”There was an old man from Black Heath who sat on his set of false teeth. He cried with a start, oh, Lord, bless my heart. I’ve bitten myself underneath.”
Where do you get your best ideas?
I’m still trying to figure that out, so I can repeat the process at will. LOL I do think of things in the shower or right after I wake up in the morning when I’m lying in bed with my eyes shut, not sure if I’m dreaming or not.
What do you do to relax?
I pour a glass of chardonnay and veg out in front of the TV watching schlocky movies—Hallmark, Lifetime, TCM, and reality shows like Project Runway and Top Chef. Anything that turns my brain OFF. Two of my guilty pleasures are The Millionaire Matchmaker and Tabitha Takes Over. If I’m at the beach, I go up on the widow’s walk and watch the seagulls and pelicans. At night, I look at the stars and listen to the ocean. It’s one of my favorite places to be, and I can feel the tension slide away like magic.
I always think of authors being different from normal human beings. Maybe it's because many of the famous authors were very eccentric, followed their own drummer, and often drank or did drugs excessively. It's nice to see that Ms. Smith is another down-to-earth being, who just happens to write good stories.
Be sure to follow the tour and comment on the various blog posts. The more you comment, the greater your chances of winning this prize: One randomly chosen commenter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. See the Blog Tour List here.
Good luck and happy reading!