The Book Pixie: If you had to get a tattoo, what would it be of? If you already have one, what is it of?
Joelle Anthony: Heather Brewer, Sara Zarr and I all have the same agent and we have a running joke that we're going to get tattoos that of his avatar because we adore him so much, but I think Heather's the only one that might actually go through with it.
TBP: If forced to dye your hair an unnatural color, what would you choose?
JA: In high school, I had all kinds of funky colours in my hair and I kind of miss the fun of it. Unfortunately, I've reached that age where instead of looking cool, I'd just look like I was trying to be young, so it's not likely I will dye it. However, I saw this girl with the most amazing orange Popsicle coloured hair with a really cute cut the other day and I was totally envious. It was great!
TBP: It is late at night and you are going to lock the doors when you see Edward Cullen jump out of a dark corner at you. How do you react?
JA: Ummm...I was going to say, "Who's Edward Cullen?" but then I realized he might be from a book that I should've read and it would show that I'm not as well-read as I think I am, but then I decided to risk it. Who's Edward Cullen?
TBP: You are walking outside when a frog hops up to you and tells you that he is really a prince and to kiss him. How do you react?
JA: Oh, well, I'd totally kiss him, but he'd have to find someone else to fall in love with 'cause I'm happily spoken for!
TBP: You see a $20 bill on the sidewalk but when you go to grab it, it moves away. Do you continue to chase after it?
JA: No way. This has Candid Camera written all over it! (Oh but you'd kiss the talking frog? lol.)
TBP: If you were to create your own 'Bucket List' (Things to do before you 'kick the bucket'), what would be the first 3 things on it?
JA: Live in a small village in Italy for a year with my husband and write. Learn French...which wouldn't really help me in Italy, now that I think about it. And take my mum to England for a holiday.
TBP: If you could turn into any animal, which animal would it be and why?
JA: Well, my cats seem to have it pretty good. They sleep all day in the sunshine, run around all night in the moonlight, get fed regularly, and don't have to earn a living. Yep. A cat. (Would probably have to agree with you there. My cat is definitely livin' the good life.)
TBP: If today was your last day, how would you spend it and why?
JA: As sappy as it sounds, I try to spend each day like it's my last. That's why I eat well, get outside some, and laugh a lot every day.
TBP: Your house has just caught on fire. What is the first thing you grab?
JA: My husband. No wait. That could slow us down. We'd each grab a cat and call it good.
TBP: What is one of your favorite quotes?
JA: My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. The Dalai Lama said that and it's my religion too.
TBP: Anything else you'd like to add before you go?
JA: Oh, man! I almost missed the required question. That's like skipping the essay part on the test and finding out later it was worth 25% of your grade. What else would I like to add? Hmmm...I would say that if you want to write then write, but have a life too. Don't let the dream consume you because you'll miss out on a lot of good stuff. And thanks for having me! I loved the questions.
And thank you Joelle! I definitely enjoyed doing this interview and plan to do more like this one with authors in the future.
Some of you probably recognized some of these questions from past blogger interviews I've done. A few of these questions are fairly generic while others I came up with myself and hope to keep unique to my interviews.
I hope you all liked the interview and will feel free to comment. In case you'd like to check them out, you can read my review of Restoring Harmony HERE and Joelle's guest post HERE. Thanks for stopping by. :D