interview with the blogger
My brain has been a little bogged down lately, so I decided to join Beauty & The Bookshelf's awesome slump-busting challenge! Today's prompt is an interview with one's self--an auto-interview, if you will. If you're curious about the face behind Sarcasm & Lemons, read on...
So what's that thing up there?
It's me, sort of. Besides occasionally writing blog stuff, I also occasionally paint things and then never finish them.
Why don't you finish them?
Because grad school takes over my entire life.
Oh, grad school. What are you doing that for?
No, but really.
Psychology. Because I'm one of those weirdos who has 10 books on serial killers.
Do you have a favorite serial killer?
I'm not answering that.
That's a yes.
So, why psychology?
I like to get into people's heads. There's a lot similar in being a psychologist and being a writer. You have to know someone as well as they know themselves.
You're a writer?
No, I just pretend to be. I have written things, so I guess I'm a writer in the non-published sense of the word.
Why aren't you published?
You gonna give me an offer?
Touche. Well then, what do you write?
Fantasy, contemporary, all sorts of things--but especially fantasy. With sarcasm. And horses. And people with mental health problems.
What would you compare your books to?
Probably Truthwitch by Susan Dennard or Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas or anything by Tamora Pierce. Not that I'm claiming I'm anywhere near their level because they are all fantasy gods and I worship at their feet.
So we already know all that. What's something you haven't talked about a thousand times on your blog?
Well, a maintenance person once compared my apartment to The Nightmare Before Christmas. Specifically, he said, "This apartment looks like The Nightmare Before Christmas."
That's kind of weird.
I'm kind of weird.
Well, I collect skull things and tarot cards and voodoo dolls and black roses and other things that most people think are creepy, and also my walls are covered in paintings and masks. Oh, and I have a collection of dead roses. It's less of a collection and more of a people-send-me-roses-and-I-keep-them-forever thing.
Are you sure you're not a serial killer?
Yes, but if I were I'd probably do something with paper cranes.
What else do you do when you're not scaring young children?
Well, I play video games. Like Call of Duty and Zelda and Skyrim (oh, so much Skyrim!). And I'm a little overly obsessed with Minecraft.
Quick, who's your favorite superhero?
You're a Joker person, aren't you.
You know me so well.
Final question. What's a random fact that you've never shared before?
My ears are pierced in nine places but I'm too afraid of needles to get a tattoo. Even though sometimes I kind of want one but then I worry that I'd change my mind and freak out that something was on my skin and have to get it removed.
Alright. Thank you for that ... interesting dialogue! Cheers!