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.
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
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 OpportunistsAll 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
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.