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Question: One Monumental Book or Many Lesser Books?

Jeannie Lin posed an interesting question over at Romance Divas: Which would you prefer — publishing one monumental book (like To Kill a Mockingbird) or publishing many lesser books (like one book a year or whatever)?

I wouldn’t want the former unless the sole book I published was so significant that it won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Nothing else could make the first scenario appetizing enough.

How about you?


Kait Nolan Interviews…Yours Truly

Kait Nolan interviewed me a couple of days ago, and it’s up on her blog. I revealed something about me and Hero Material I’ve never told anybody online before. So check it out! :)


48 Questions

Chelle tagged me. Although I’m supposed to post this on my Facebook profile, given its last TOS fiasco, I’d rather not. (I hate giving any entity irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, worldwide license to anyting I’ve written without a huge compensation in return.)

So here it is — on my blog. :)

1. Were you named after any one?
No.

2. When was the last time you cried?
A couple of weeks ago when I thought Shiro was dying.

3. Do you like your handwriting?
Yes.

4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
Does sushi count?

5. Do you have kids?
No.

6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
Of course. ;)

7. Do you use sarcasm?
Usually.

8. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes.

9. Would you bungee jump?
Sure.

10. What is your favorite cereal?
None.

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
No.

12. If you could have only one album front to back for the rest of your life, what would it be? And it can’t be a greatest hits album?
Beethoven Symphonies (complete, of course)

13. What is your favorite ice cream?
Haagen-Dazs strawberry-flavored ice cream.

14. What is the first thing you notice about people?
Height.

15. Red or pink?
Red.

16. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
Legs.

17. Who do you miss the most?
My family.

18. Do you want everyone to complete this list?
No. I’m not tagging anyone, although if anyone wants to do it, it’s fine by me. :)

19. What color pants and shoes are you wearing?
Red & white pajamas / no shoes.

21. What are you listening to right now?
Nothing.

22. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Red.

23. Favorite smells?
Strawberries & steak. Crisp new bills.

24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
I don’t talk to people on the phone. All my calls go to voicemail.

25. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Yes.

26. Favorite sports to watch?
Figure skating.

27. Hair color?
Black.

28. Eye color?
Brown.

29. Do you wear contacts?
No.

30. Favorite food?
Fugu sashimi and zuwaigani temaki.

31. Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings, where all the bad guys die horribly. (Does that make it scary?)

32. Last movie you watched?
Hancock.

33. What color shirt are you wearing?
Red and white.

34. Summer or winter?
Neither.

35. Hugs or kisses?
Hugs.

37. Most likely to respond?
???

38. Least likely to respond?
???

39. What book are you reading now?
None at the moment. I just got done reading a couple of books.

40. What is on your mouse pad?
Don’t have one.

41. What did you watch on TV last night?
News.

42. Favorite sound(s)?
String orchestra, hamsters playing

43. Rolling Stones or Beatles?
Neither.

44. What is the farthest you have been from home?
Half-way around the world.

45. Do you have a special talent?
Perhaps. Depending on your definition.

46. Where were u born?
Secret.

47. Whose answers are you looking forward to getting back?
I’m not tagging anyone, so I guess it’s irrevelant.

48. How did you meet your spouse/significant other?
Secret. ;)


My Personality Is 94% Rare
Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ISTP)

Your personality type is reserved, methodical, spirited, and intense.

Only about 6% of all people have your personality, including 3% of all women and 8% of all men.

You are Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving.

How Rare Is Your Personality?


13 Music That Inspired Devil Falls (Soundtrack)

To celebrate the release of my first contemporary romance from Samhain, I’m giving away a copy of Devil Falls. For your chance to win a free copy, check out Damien Kirk Interview Part 1. :)

Devil FallsGenre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 1-60504-220-X
Length: Category
Release Date: October 28, 2008
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, LTD

Read It Buy It Extras

All he wants is silence. All she wants are answers.

Damien Kirk was once a world-renowned cellist, celebrated across five continents for his musical gift. Now he lives in self-imposed isolation on a small Caribbean island.

Biography writer Victoria Benedict is looking for a story…and she’s not the type to take no for an answer. Her appearance on his doorstep shatters his reclusive existence.

Determined to be rid of her, Damien demands a quid pro quo: a kiss for each answer to her interview questions. Her response is as arousing as it is unexpected. As Damien and Victoria escalate their sensual game of cat and mouse, Victoria discovers the passionate soul underneath Damien’s cold exterior…and a shocking story of secrets and betrayal.

Warning: This title contains the following: sex, scorching kisses, killer breakfasts, a hot tropical island and a happily ever after.

13 Music That Inspired Devil Falls (Soundtrack)

  1. Double Cello Concerto in G minor by Antonio Vivaldi
  2. “Air” Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D by J. S. Bach
  3. Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J. S. Bach
  4. “Tell Me Where It Hurts” by Garbage
  5. “Break Away” by Big Mama
  6. “Sleep” by Azure Ray
  7. “E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
  8. “Di quella pira” from Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
  9. Symphony No. 25 in G minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  10. “Extreme Ways” by Moby
  11. The Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by J. S. Bach
  12. Soul of the Tango by Astor Piazzolla
  13. Symphony No. 5 in C minor by Ludwig van Beethoven

Thirteen Writing Blessings
  1. I have Hero Material who reads everything I write and helps me with line edits.
  2. I signed with a great agent who gives me fantastic advice.
  3. I have a sharp-eyed editor who helped me improve my writing.
  4. I have a solid group of beta-readers.
  5. My debut novel is coming out next month from Samhain under my other pen name Angelle Trieste.
  6. My mom told me I was too smart to be a writer when I first started writing, but now she’s very supportive.
  7. My dad and brother are totally behind me 100%.
  8. Hero Material’s mother and sister are very interested in my writing.
  9. They’re interested enough to pay money to read my books.
  10. I make enough money working part-time to support myself.
  11. My friends and former roommate sent me messages, congratulating me on my debut ebook and getting an agent.
  12. Even my cousins in Korea said they were interested in reading my books, provided that they’re translated into Korean.
  13. My chief councilor May keeps me grounded.