What do you think makes a good story?
To me, a story needs to be entertaining. I want to like the characters (good or bad) and lose myself in the plot line. Reading (as well as TV and movies) is an escape for me - I want to go on a journey or an adventure, be taken away from regular life. If I end up having to look up words or slog through unnecessary descriptions that take away from the story, I don't enjoy it.
Why are manhole covers round?
Simple - beer bellies!
What is the last book you read?
I just finished the Suzanne Collins trilogy, for the second time. (I like reading YA material to research for my own writing.)
What is on the floor of your bedroom?
Aside from the usual (bed, dressers, TV stand...), there are three dog beds. One small one for our Cocker Spaniel, two large ones for our Great Danes.
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
This one's easy - I hate traffic, so I'd want the ability to fly! Funny though, my Justice Series books are about teenage who come into superhero powers. So far none of them can fly - yet - though one of the teens has a pilot's license. (Not exactly what I meant by wanting to fly...)
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