Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Teen Book Scene: Guest Blog & Giveaway!: Wendy Delsol

I am honored to host Wendy Delsol, author of Frost (Stork #2), on my blog today as part of a Teen Book Scene Blog Tour.

Thank you to Andrea at So Many Books, So Little Time for having me. To be clear, the answers below are my own and NOT from the POV of my main character, Katla Leblanc. We’re so very different that probably not a single answer would be the same. And she’d probably have a snarky comment, or two, about some of my responses.

Sweet or salty?
If it’s what I like to eat, then sweet. I’m a sucker for anything lemon/lime: lemon bars, key lime pie, lemon meringue pie (which, as a girl, I used to request instead of cake for my birthday treat), etc.
If you’re asking about my personality, a little of both

Dogs or cats?
Cats. I’ve never owned a dog. Growing up, I had a cat named Tinkerbell. Our family now has a cat named Valentine. She kind of has the personality of a dog, however. She’s affectionate to the point of needy.

Coke or Pepsi?
Neither. I rarely drink soda of any kind. My parents only let us have pop on weekends so it wasn’t something I had often as a child. In my teens and twenties the diet drinks were so perfectly awful (anyone remember Tab?) that I never acquired the habit.

Hard copy of books or electronic copy of books?
I’ve yet to read a book on any type of e-reader, thus definitely hard copy. I spend so much time on my computer writing during the day that this has more to do with eye fatigue than an aversion to new technology.

Color pictures or black and white pictures?
Hmmm. Probably black and white. Next to the bed in our master bedroom is a wall of family pictures, all in black and white. There are four generations of photos, many date back to when black and white was the only option.

Cake or ice cream?
Ice cream. Baskin-Robbins’ chocolate peanut butter is my favorite flavor.

Hot dog or hamburger?
Burger. If it’s an option, patty melt.

Fab 5 Disney characters (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Pluto) or Disney Princesses (Cinderella, Bella, Snow White, Ariel, etc.)?
Princess, all the way. Girl Power!

Watching movies in movie theatre or at home?
I watch more movies at home these days. Having said that, there’s nothing like seeing a “big” movie on the screen. The last movie I saw at the theatre was The Help. Loved it. Loved the book, too.

Country music or Hip hop music?
Country. My two teen sons will give me major eye rolls for this confession, however.

McDonalds or Burger King?
Neither willingly. If we’re on the road and fast food is the only option, then I’m more likely to suggest Subway or Quiznos’.

Stay up late or get up early?
Stay up late, definitely. The alarm clock is evil incarnate.

Left-handed or right-handed?
I’m right-handed. Here’s an interesting fact. While writing Stork, I injured my right arm and was forced to type (and even write long-handed) with my left. Since then I’ve stumbled across brain studies that suggest using your non-dominant hand can lead to increased creativity. By exercising the other side of your brain, you force the two hemispheres to create new synapses or connections.

Thanks Wendy!  And I agree about girl power and that the alarm clock is evil!!!

Also, thanks to Wendy, I have one copy of Frost to giveaway!
To enter, fill out the form HERE!

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