Friday, June 18, 2010

Five Question Friday: Andrea Pearson

Andrea Pearson, a Utah native, is a graduate of Brigham Young University (April 2010, bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders), and awriter for a magazine called Mormon Artist. Her debut novel, The Key of Kilenya, will be released this July. She enjoys biking, music, watchingmovies and basketball, spending time with family and close friends, and reading. She can be reached through her blog, Twitter, or email, all listed on her website:
1. If you could write in any color ink, what would it be?
Bright red, bright pink, or blue.
2. What do you think makes a good story?
Intense scenes, strong, well written characters, and good pacing--not too boring or slow. There's no such thing as a book which is too intense. :-)
3. What is the hardest part of being a writer?
There are a couple of things:
1) Scheduling--staying away from the internet, from texting, family, and friends long enough to meet my word count goal, and
2) Dealing with the ups and downs: good reviews, harsh reviews. Good writing which flows from my fingertips, bad writing or writer's block. And figuring out how to understand these things, make the good better, and recognize that sometimes reviews are harsh because there really is something wrong with my writing.
4. What would be the ideal meal for one of your favorite characters?
Steak and potatoes. He's a country boy. :-)
5. What is the last book you read?
The Thorn by Daron Fraley--a story about Christians living on a different planet. It was fascinating.
Thanks, Andrea.
Would you like to answer from my bag o' questions for a future edition? Drope me a message at aaron_polson(at) or via Twitter, @aaronpolson.


Andrea said...

Thanks for interviewing me!

Anthony Rapino said...

Very cool. I couldn't agree more about your answers for "the hardest part of being a writer."

Cate Gardner said...

I agree all good books should be intense, though they should be written in green ink. :D

Jamie Eyberg said...

Andrea, I like your main character already.

Andrea said...

Who doesn't like steak and potatoes? Okay, so not everyone. :-)

Katey said...

There's no such thing as a book which is too intense.

That is an excellent point. Nice interview!