Every Wednesday, I ask a writer the same five easy questions. In an effort to support and promote fellow wordsmiths, I feature authors who write a variety of genres, from sweet inspirational to mainstream thrillers. The writers themselves may be aspiring, published, or best-selling--all have made an impact on my life.
Thank you for joining me in welcoming… Janna Qualman!!
Let's get to it!
1. Beverage of choice?
I have several favorites, but if I had to choose just one? A fountain Dr Pepper. Especially with pizza or a delicious loaded sandwich or something. But then if it’s more a treat-type thing I’m after, and there’s not really any food involved, I’d take an iced mocha (made with whole milk, please).
2. Any pets?
Here’s where I mention caring for and cleaning up after my husband, right? (Kidding.) We have a dog who’s getting old, and who loves to get up in your space for a nice long stare. Really, she wants to see into your soul, and if you are too busy reading a book, say, she will rest her paw on your forearm until you give her your fullest attention and deepest secret.
3. Dream vacation?
I have plans which include a beach house rental somewhere in Maine, food and drink and shopping and lazing about, with stacks of DVD’s and novels of women’s fiction. My best girls will go. This will be a celebration of sorts, a treat to all my encouragers, after books have been published and a long-held dream has been tasted.
4. What are you listening to right now?
From my balcony perch I hear lots. My new wind chimes are playing outdoors, and many birds are singing along. (They’re just so happy these days.) My husband and our sweet five-year-old daughter are chatting in the living room. I can hear my dryer turning and working in the background, and then there’s this clack of my fingers upon the keyboard.
If you were looking for an answer less literal, I’m loving OneRepublic’s newest CD, Waking Up. Those dudes rock, and I mean it.
5. What's for dinner?
Hamburgers, because this morning it seemed easiest to thaw a log of beef. I’m going to roast diced potatoes and baby carrots in the oven, with ranch seasoning and butter. Will probably add a fruit to the plate, as well, because it seems the thing to do.
Thanks, Janna, for being my guest today! I love that your dog can see right through your soul and demands all your secrets. My dog can see the plate to my right and demands the bagel on it. :) And what a dream trip! I love the idea of gathering friends for a retreat in Maine to celebrate how far we've come and just relax, laugh, and enjoy. Your description of what you're listening to is exactly what I'm talking about when I mentioned your voice--it sucks me in. Plus, you have excellent taste; I'm off to order the OneRepublic CD from my library...
Janna Qualman is a typical woman with the usual sorts of titles: wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend. She's also a freelance and fiction writer, and she's sure that words are her best ally. Visit her blog, Something She Wrote, to say hello and learn more and follow her on Twitter.
If you could plan a "celebration trip" with your besties, where would you go?
Have a lovely Wednesday!