Author Favorites – Part II: Misc.

Some questions don’t fit in a neat category, so for this second installment of my Author Favorites series, I posed the miscellaneous queries—questions about favorite foods, color, animals, etc. The answers to the foremost made me hungry.

Participating authors include Amber Skyze, Azure Boone, Becca Jameson, Cassandra Carr, Elizabeth Finn, Emilia Mancini, Emma Lai, Gray Peterson, Jami Davenport, Jessica Freely, Jessica Jordan, Kerry Freeman, Lex Valentine, Lynn Lorenz, M.C. Hana, Madeleine Ribbon, Nona Raines, Parker Kincade, Pippa Jay, Qwillia Rain, Rachell Nichole, Robin Danner, Rosanna Leo, Tara Lain, Viki Lyn, Vristen Pierce, and W.M. Kirkland, and occasionally me, Allie Ritch.

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6.       What’s your favorite meal?

 These answers can mostly be split between seafood and meat. Either way, there are some serious carnivores out there among the writer population 🙂

Lobster, lobster and more lobster. I don’t even care if there is anything with it, but a salad and baked potato is always good.
– Parker Kincade
Website: http://www.parkerkincade.com
Blog: http://www.parkerkincade.blogspot.com
 
scallops with a nice white truffle risotto
– Emma Lai
Website: http://www.emmalaiwrites.com
Blog: http://emmalaiwrites.blogspot.com
 
Scallops cooked with bacon pieces
– Pippa Jay
Blog: http://pippajay.blogspot.com/
 
Stone Crab Claws, buttered biscuits, asparagus
– Jessica Freely
Website: http://jessicafreely.com/
 
crab legs
– Rachell Nichole
Website: http://www.RachellNichole.com
Blog: http://www.DivasofDesire.blogspot.com
 
Sushi
– Jessica Jordan
Blog: http://marvelgirls.wordpress.com
 
Seafood Gumbo
– Azure Boone
Website: http://motherfugnwriters.wordpress.com/
 
Roast beef po’boy (w/ mayo on French bread)
– Lynn Lorenz
Website: http://lynnlorenz.com/
 
Steak and sweet potato fries. I’m a midwestern girl with a sweet tooth.
– Madeleine Ribbon
Website: http://www.madeleineribbon.com/
 
I’m going to be bloke-ish and say steak.  Rib-eye, medium rare.
– Gray Peterson
Website/Blog: http://graypeterson.wordpress.com/
 
Steak
– Amber Skyze
Website: http://www.amberskyze.com/
Blog: http://amberskyze.blogspot.com/
 
A great steak with a yummy salad
– Cassandra Carr
Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com/
Blog: http://booksbycassandracarr.com/wordpress/
 
While I should say salad, my favorite thing to eat is a thick juicy medium well steak and a loaded baked potato…wins me over every time!
– Emilia Mancini
Website: http://www.emiliamancini.com
 
Sirloin steak medium rare with baked potato and salad
– Jami Davenport
Website: http://www.jamidavenport.com/
 
Steak and Potatoes (baked or mashed)
– Qwillia Rain
Website: http://www.authorqwilliarain.com/
Blog: http://authorqwilliarain.blogspot.com/
 
Prime Rib and asparagus
– Lex Valentine
Website: http://lexvalentine.com/
Blog: http://sunlightsucks.com/
 
Breakfast for dinner. Bacon and scrambled eggs at night, anyone?
– M.C. Hana
Blog: http://www.cranehanabooks.com/blog/
 
The best thing I ever ate (I’m starting to sound like a Food Network show) was pork belly at Woodfire Grill in ATL.
– Kerry Freeman
Website: http://kerryfreeman.com/
 
Pasties (not to be confused with nipple covers…) Family recipe, lots of pie crust, meat, taters and onion. Sounds simple, but it is gluttonously good!
– Elizabeth Finn
Website/Blog: http://elizabethfinnfiction.com/
 
Pizza–thin crust pepperoni from Pizza Hut in fact
 – Becca Jameson
Website: http://beccajameson.com/
 
Anything pasta.
– Nona Raines
Website: http://www.nonaraines.com
 
My mother’s gnocchi
– Rosanna Leo
 Blog: http://www.rosannaleo.blogspot.com/
 
I’m simple; give me some pizza or a chimichanga and I’m good.
– Vristen Pierce
Website: http://www.vristenpierce.com/
 
Taco Salad
– Robin Danner
Website: http://robindanner.webs.com/
 
I love breakfast and always want to go out for a veggie omelet with fresh fruit and a chai latte
– Tara Lain
Website: http://www.taralain.com/
Blog: http://taralain.blogspot.com/
 
Thai – most any dish!
– Viki Lyn
Website/Blog: http://www.vikilyn.com/
 
Chicken & rice. It’s easy and I can cook it.
– W.M. Kirkland
Website: http://wmkirkland.com

7.       What’s your favorite dessert?

Okay, let’s start with the chocoholics and the cheesecake lovers and then work our way toward the more exotic dessert eaters.

 Oreo cookies and milk
– Azure Boone
 
Chocolate
– Becca Jameson
 
Anything chocolate
– Cassandra Carr
 
Molten chocolate lava cake
– Emma Lai
 
Anything with chocolate.
– Emilia Mancini
 
Chocolate soufflé
– Jessica Freely
 
Anything chocolate
– Pippa Jay
 
Gluten-free chocolate macaroons from Trader Joe’s.
– M.C. Hana
 
Cream Cheese Brownies (yum!)
– Robin Danner
 
Anything chocolate, extra credit if it has ice cream on it.
– Kerry Freeman
 
Ice cream is my greatest weakness. I’ll work out an extra hour a day just to have it. Favorite flavor? Ben and Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk.
– Parker Kincade
 
ice cream
– Rachell Nichole
 
Coconut ice cream
– Tara Lain
 
Ice cream cake or key lime pie
 – Qwillia Rain
 
I love cheesecake, esp. chocolate.
– Vristen Pierce
 
Homemade cheesecake
– Jessica Jordan
 
Anything with enough sugar to give me lift off. I’m a particular fan of lemon cheesecake at Chez Philippe at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Mmmm!
– Elizabeth Finn
 
Lemon meringue pie.
– Gray Peterson
 
Homemade from scratch lemon meringue pie
– Nona Raines
 
Lemon Coconut cake from Wild Flower Bakery
– Viki Lyn
 
Banana Cream Pie
– Amber Skyze
 
Crème Brule
– Jami Davenport
 
Crème brulee
– Lex Valentine
 
Creme brûlée or Hubigs Apple pie
– Lynn Lorenz
 
Tiramisu
– W.M. Kirkland
 
Bread pudding from London’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields cafe in their crypt. To “die” for!
– Rosanna Leo
 
Dutch Letters–almond paste wrapped in flaky, delicious pastry.
– Madeleine Ribbon

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8.       What’s your favorite color?

Who’s singing the blues (so to speak)?

 Blue
– W.M. Kirkland
 
Blue 🙂
– Kerry Freeman
 
Sapphire blue. Preferably if it’s the eye color attached to a smokin’ hot alpha male.
– Parker Kincade
 
Blue—every shade from navy right into the blue-greens
– Allie Ritch
 
Turquoise
– Pippa Jay

It’s not easy being green.

Green. Granny Smith apple green, grass green, sage, pretty much any shade that’s not pastel or neon.
– Elizabeth Finn
 
Green
– Jami Davenport
 
Green!
– Jessica Freely
 
Green (with yellow in it)
– Tara Lain
 
Green. Olive, pea, baby-poo, it doesn’t matter. I’m a sucker for anything green.
– Madeleine Ribbon
 
dark green (especially emerald or forest)
 – Qwillia Rain

Two-eyed, two-eared, writing purple people authors.

 Purple
– Amber Skyze
 
Purple
– Becca Jameson
 
Purple
– Cassandra Carr
 
Purple
– Emma Lai
 
Purple
– Jessica Jordan
 
Purple
– Lex Valentine
 
Purple
– Rachell Nichole
 
Purple
– Rosanna Leo

 

Pretty in pink or red hot and can’t be stopped.

 Pink, of course!
– Robin Danner
 
Red
– Azure Boone
 
Red
– Viki Lyn

The dark side.

 I like the soothing feeling of earth tones. I just painted my bathroom a nice dark brown but unfortunately instead of soothing, it came out so dark that it looks like a chocolate pudding cup threw up all over my bathroom!
– Emilia Mancini
 
Chocolate brown
– Lynn Lorenz
 
Black
– Vristen Pierce
 
Black.  Because it makes me look cool.  (That sniggering you hear is my wife’s.)
– Gray Peterson

Equal Opportunists

 All of them – I’m an artist, so my choices switch with my mood.
– M.C. Hana
 
Depends on what day you ask me.
– Nona Raines

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9.       What’s your favorite animal?

 These answers can be divvied up among felines, canines, and other. And there were some really unique others mentioned here. Honey badger? Really? Who wouldn’t want to check out an author whose favorite animal in the whole world is the badger? Or the penguin or rat or panda?

 White tiger. Unless we’re talking mythical, in which case dragon.
– Allie Ritch
 
I love my kitties.  Kitties are the best.
– Emilia Mancini
 
Cats. Though if I were to examine the relationship between me and my cats in human terms, it would definitely be classified as abusive.
– Gray Peterson
 
cat
– Lex Valentine
 
Panther
– Jessica Jordan
 
Cat
– Nona Raines
 
Real – big cats. Mythical – griffin
– Pippa Jay
 
panther
– Rachell Nichole
 
My kitty cat Sweetie
– Rosanna Leo
 
Leopard
– W.M. Kirkland
 
Stuffed white tiger cub
– Viki Lyn
 
Ruthie, my puppy
– Jessica Freely
 
Dog
– Amber Skyze
 
Dog
– Emma Lai
 
Dog, especially my two shelter pups
– Kerry Freeman
 
I’m an all around animal lover, but dogs are my favorite. My boxer is a hoot!
– Parker Kincade
 
My Oreo  (my doggie that died 3 years ago)
– Robin Danner
 
Cats and snakes. But specifically, my papillon, Jolie.
– Tara Lain
 
Horse
– Jami Davenport
 
horse, other than that, stuffed ones
– Azure Boone
 
Bunny
– Becca Jameson
 
Panda
– Cassandra Carr
 
Love me some elephants! They are smart as all get out.
– Elizabeth Finn
 
Honey badger
– Lynn Lorenz
 
Badger. There’s a story to that. Someday I might tell it.
– M.C. Hana
 
I’m a big fan of rats. They’re smart. They’ll survive just about anything. They’re incredible pets, if you can take the time to tame them.
– Madeleine Ribbon
 
Depends on my mood and what I’m writing…some of my favorites include: wolves, panthers, cats, dogs, snakes (although technically snakes are reptiles)
 – Qwillia Rain
 
All, but I’m extra fond of Emperor penguins for some reason.
– Vristen Pierce

Okay, I’ve got to ask, Azure and Viki. When you say “stuffed,” are we talking taxidermy or plushy toy animals? Please say toy.

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10.       What’s your favorite painting?

 If I’m in a darker mood, then “Sides of Beef” by Francis Bacon. Otherwise, I really like “Cupid and Psyche” by Paul Jacques Aimé Baudry.
– Allie Ritch
 
 
Study after Velazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X by Francis Bacon. It’s creepy. Really creepy. It’s also one of the first paintings I remember seeing at our art museum as a child.
– Madeleine Ribbon
 
Hylas and the Nymphs” by John Williams Waterhouse
– Rosanna Leo
 
Anything from the Romantic period
– Jessica Jordan
 
Many but Miro’s Birth of the World is a great favorite
– Tara Lain
 
Monet’s Water Lilies
– Cassandra Carr
 
Red Poppy Field in a Valley at Giverny by Claude Monet
– Rachell Nichole
 
Munsch’s Scream, Dali’s Time, all of Da Vinci’s works including his war machines, as well as many of Boris Vallejo’s paintings prior to 1995
 – Qwillia Rain
 
The scream
– W.M. Kirkland
 
Anything my daughter paints!
 – Becca Jameson
 
My favorite painting is called “Diamonds” and it was done – for me – by a wonderful artist and cherished friend, Kellie Peters. Both painting and title have a significant meaning, but that’s another question all together!
– Parker Kincade
 
Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party
– Emma Lai
 
Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. Saw this in the flesh at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It’s stunning.
– Gray Peterson
 
The Secret Garden
– Jami Davenport
 
Anything by Edward Hopper or Van Gogh
– Emilia Mancini
 
Van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Straw Hat
– Jessica Freely
 
tie: Flaming June by Leighton and Starry Night by Van Gogh (which I recently saw at MoMA *sigh*)
– Kerry Freeman
 
Sargent/van Gogh
– Lynn Lorenz
 
Vincent Van Gogh Starry, Starry Night (need to see it in person to appreciate his work which is awesome!)
– Viki Lyn
 
The only one that springs to mind is “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh.
– Vristen Pierce
 
the only one that comes to mind is …nothing, sorry
– Azure Boone
 
Polo by Yamagata (actually, it’s a serigraph)
– Lex Valentine
 
My doppelganger: ‘The Musician’ circa 1662, by Bartholomeus van der Helst. We could be sisters.
– M.C. Hana
 
Nighthawksby Edward Hopper
– Nona Raines
 
Good question… No idea. I prefer photography for art.
– Elizabeth Finn
 
Is it sad that I can’t think of a single name besides the Mona Lisa?
– Robin Danner

22 responses to “Author Favorites – Part II: Misc.

  1. Lol, love how most of the fave foods come under surf, turf, and chocolate! Only problem is now I’m hungry! And I love the little headings for the favorite color section – nice one, Allie. 🙂

  2. Great job, Allie! This took a lot of work, especially when it came to linking the paintings. I appreciate the chance to see the works other writers enjoyed. We have a lot of beef eaters here, don’t we? And chocoholics!

    • I’d recommend a chocoholics anonymous meeting, but I don’t think anyone wants to kick the habit, LOL.

      Wasn’t that interesting to see the various paintings? I wasn’t originally going to link them up. Then I got curious enough that I kept running searches on the paintings, and it occured to me that everyone might enjoy seeing them, too. A little art appreciation.

  3. This is so much fun! Thanks so much for including me. : )

  4. I absolutely cannot believe that I am the only one who answered pink as a favorite color! And for a moment there, I thought fish/seafood was going to be the only answers. Ewwww! LOL! Thanks, Allie! Can’t wait for the next installment!

  5. I’m still waiting on clarification of “stuffed” animal. Seriously, taxidermy or toy?

  6. This is great, Allie! Although…now I’m starving. 🙂 As always, thank you for allowing me to participate! (I should snap a pic of “my” painting to send you. It’s beautiful!)

  7. Thanks again for this Allie. It’s so cool. And hello to all my fellow purple lovers out there! 🙂
    I have to say that some of you author types are SCARY. Some of those paintings would give me nightmares.

  8. Vristen – toy white tiger cub. His name is Henri and I purchased him when I wrote my white tiger shape shifter paranormal – and well – now he’s part of the family. LOL

  9. Allie thanks for putting this together! And yes, toy not taxidermy (I can’t imagine having something that was once alive hung on my wall – not my thing). I especially liked seeing what paintings made the list!

  10. This was a hoot, Allie. So much fun to see all the responses!

  11. Love the art question and it’s awesome you linked to the images. Thanks for having me!

  12. I’m grateful to all the authors who are participating in this Favorites series and so glad to have you all here.

    Since there are a lot of artistic people in my family, including painters, I’m especially happy the artwork question has gone over so well. We take paintings for granted and don’t think about them much, but the world would be pretty drab without them. I didn’t inherit much ability to draw or paint (unless you count walls and trim, LOL), so I admire people who do have talent and skill in that area.

  13. I just want to say that I fixed my bathroom. It’s still chocolate pudding puke color, but I painted some white trees with bright blue flowers to break it up…heavenly! 🙂

  14. Veal Parmigiana!
    Love it 🙂

  15. This was loads of fun, Allie- thanks for including me. And believe me on the bread pudding thing…next time you’re in London, you MUST try it!

    • Oh, I believe you. I love bread to begin with, and I have a sweet tooth, which means I luuuuuuuv bread pudding. I’ve never been to London to try a British bread pudding, but I picked up a recipe for date bread pudding after becoming addicted to it in New Orleans. It pretty much takes all day to make, but it’s so worth it. And now that I mention it, I have a craving for it 🙂

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