1. What is your favourite dessert?
Hmmm....truly the only answer I can give is chocolate. Because all things that are chocolate are AWESOME to me. I'm really not picky about it. I am a huge choco-holic. I think I need a 12 step program. If I was told I could never eat chocolate again for health reasons I'd STILL eat it, because damn it, I'd rather die happy than without chocolate and miserable. It's honestly that important to me.
Seriously, look at this face...would you take my chocolate away from me when it brings me such joy?
2. If you could live in any decade which would it be and why?
The 1920's, before the depression hit. It was just a smashing time period. Pinstripes, top hats, flapper dresses, I love it all. People seemed classy then, even if they were thugs. There is a magic to that time I just love. An elegance even in the darkest parts of the criminal underworld. The short piece I got published in Ages of Wonder is set in the "Roaring 20's". Magical creatures meets gumshoe detectives! Guys and dolls all the way!
3. What is your favourite Disney film?
I'd say Nightmare Before Christmas for sure.
4. Who is your favourite historical person and why?
Seeing as my real name is Queenie, I am inspired by Queens. Battle Queen's to be exact. They empower me. It's one of my passions to study them when I find them. One of my favourites though, is Boudica. I'm Celtic, and I just love her life story. She was fierce and terrible, and made the Romans fear her. She fought alongside her men. She wasn't just some pretty, ornamental thing barking orders from the safety of her throne. And she suffered greatly, which didn't break her but drove her to be more ruthless and cunning. Despite her tragic end she made a mark on history that is not easily forgotten.
Oh man, I hate picking just one book...it's so difficult to choose! But if I have to pick one, I'm going to say The Thief of Always by Clive Barker. He signed it for me so it's got a special place in my heart.
6. If you were given £1000 to spend in any one place, where would you choose?
Damn! If I had that kind of money I think I'd be derping hard because I've never had that kind of money! I suppose I'd see if I could find a store that carries all the things I love in one place: Horror stuff, magical stuff, gothic stuff, books, movies, etc...if there is a magical place like that it should be called Kweeny's Gory Kingdom and I should live there.
Yeah. It would be exactly like this.
7. What is your favourite childhood memory?
That's a hard one. I didn't have a very good childhood. But I suppose some of my best moments were with my best friend Anna. I think she is the reason I am published at all.
When we were 16 she convinced me (and she worked on me as I was terrified of people reading my work) to submit a short story to a contest called Power of the Pen. I won second place. I can tell you that stunned feeling was the first time I ever felt like "Holy crap I can do something cool?", but it would not be the last time. Life is cool like that.
8. If you could hold a dinner with only 2 other guests (dead or alive, celebrity or historical) who would they be?
H.P. Lovecraft and Edger Allen Poe. Man that would be one crazy dinner party don't you think? Two mad recluses forced to eat with one flame haired weird girl like me? They'd have no idea what to do about me humping their legs and asking them to sign my books.
9. What would you choose to be your last supper?
I would want a full sushi dinner, plus a steak dinner with all the trimmings. And chocolate for desert. I would stuff myself until I exploded.
10. Name one beauty product you couldn't live without.
Um, shampoo. I love washing my hair. Maybe face cleanser. I have ache prone skin and hate break outs. So I need that stuff for sure. I tend to use a lot of handmade things. Living in Oregon you get a lot of natural stuff and handmade stuff. It's kinda neat. I think it's turning me into a dark hippy. The Horror Hippy maybe? I dunno. I just like handmade soaps and things.
11. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I'd live in New Orleans. I have been in love with that city since I was 12. It's a place full of stories. Full of magic and mystery. All of it has left a mark on that place. Made it rich, vibrant and full of life. Even when Katrina hit, that place survived. The people there are survivors. They also know how to party. And I'd love to study Voodoo there. It's a different feel than Haitian Voodoo, which I adore as well.
Now I am not doing the second part of this. I don't have the energy sadly to do so tonight, but I am thankful I was tagged. The questions were interesting so I couldn't pass them up. Tomorrow I shall bring you the final Monster Maven post of the month. I'm glad I got to be a part of Women in Horror Month.
Sweet dreams boils and ghouls.