Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Author Interview Fiasco #8

Today's amazing guest is author Amanda Browning!!!!

Welcome Amanda!!!!  Awesome to have you here!!!  Inquiring minds want to know, so I’m here to ask the questions. LOL 

1.  As a child, who was your favorite superhero and why?
            I’m going to have to say Howard the Duck.  My uncle lived with us when I was a kid and he introduced me to the comics and the movie.  I loved that movie as a kid, and as an adult, it is SO much funnier. 

2.  If you were going to take over the world, how would you do it?
            I would taint the world’s bacon supply with mind control chemicals and build my horde of followers.  I’d then separate the really awesome people.  They would get normal bacon and their own legion of mind controlled followers to spread my message of world domination to every corner of the Earth.  Vegetarians would be confined to an island (kind of like Alcatraz) and forced to labor there until they admit the error of their ways and embrace the pork.

3.  Other than writing, what is your favorite thing to do?
            Setting aside all the normal responses about spending time with husband, kids, and friends, I am going to say reading.  I am on a constant search for the next great book.  I look for books that can pull me into the story and make me feel what the characters feel.  I love when a book gets my heart racing, emotions churning, and gives me the tingles.  I am a literary traveler and I’ve seen some pretty amazing places on my journeys.

4.  Top 5 favorite bands/songs?
            Oh this question is not fair!  My top five changes depending on my mood.  But I will happily provide my favorites at the moment.
1.      Three Days Grace
2.      Adele
3.      Flyleaf
4.      Disturbed
5.      The Civil Wars

5.  Top 5 favorite TV shows?
            Before I answer this one, I have to say that I haven’t had cable/satellite for over a year, so I don’t watch much TV anymore, but I loved these shows when I got to watch them.
1.      True Blood
2.      The Walking Dead
3.      Breaking Bad
4.      The Vampire Diaries
5.      Criminal Minds

6.  If you could make one statement the entire planet would hear and remember, what would it be?
            Thou shalt not commit douchebaggery!

7.  Social issue nearest and dearest to your heart?
            Bullying.  It is a horrible thing to go through.  I wish I could be there with every teenager who is having a hard time in school to tell them how awesome they are and that it will be better one day.  I am trying to raise my kids to be open-minded and accepting. Different isn’t bad, and people should be praised for their differences.  If we all teach our children to accept those who are different, think of how the next generation will be. <3

8.  In your opinion, what characteristics do the best bad guys have in common?
            There are two kinds of bad guys: the bad guy who has the potential to do good, and the unrepentant evil guy.  For both, confidence, a deliciously twisted mind, and good looks are usually involved.  The best bad guys make evil look so good that they tempt others to stray from their path.

9.  What is most likely to put you in a creative mood?
            I’m extremely lucky to have been blessed with a very imaginative mind.  I get inspiration from everything.  Movies are wonderful for setting, especially period movies.  Music always gets my mind working.  I also love cruising the fantasy art pages on facebook.  Some of the pictures there have inspired whole stories for me with one picture.

10.  Is there anything you’d like to tell us about your books?
            I throw a little bit of real history with my own twist on it into my books.  It may be setting, or a character, but I love to be able to research and have real facts to make my work more realistic.  With immortal creatures, it seems illogical to me to ignore all that they have seen.  My first novel, The Immortal Choice, will be published this spring.

Thanks so much for joining us!!!!!  We appreciate you sharing!!!!

            Thank you for having me!  As always, I bow down to your fabulousness, Willow!  As well as being a huge fan of your novels, I am just in general awe of you as a person.  <3