It’s been almost a year since the Authors of Main Street began this blog and I introduced myself to you. Since you’re still out there after almost a year of nonsense blogs, I figured I should step-up our relationship to the next level and share more about the Queen behind Stephanie Queen on Main Street. Myren, Kitten and I have enjoyed being here with all the Main Street Authors and can’t wait for year two!
First, I don’t wear a lot of pink—only splashes here and there. Second, my new cat Kitten is the one who wears all the pink. She’s too Purrfect. Finally–and this is key–don’t listen to anything my chauffeur Myren says about me. Unless it’s good.
When I was an undergrad and my creative writing professor told me I’d never win a Pulitzer—or some literary-type prize, I said to myself (but in retrospect, I realize I should have said it to her) so what? Who said I was ever planning to enter that contest? Writing stories is a kick and I can support the Queendom doing it!
My favorite thing about writing:
I love making things up. I love making up people and having them do whatever I want—it’s a Queen thing. But seriously, the best stories are when the people stop doing what you want and get a life of their own. The surprises knock me out! (Okay, not literally…I mean, I don’t actually lose consciousness.)
My writer food:
When I’m writing, my food tends to become very crunchy. And smoky. Kind of like charcoal. I’m on first name terms with the local firemen. Not a bad thing.
Do threats of foreclose on the castle’s mortgage count?
I feel like I’m related to all my characters—like I’m their mother. (That doesn’t sound quirky-crazy, does it? Oh, who cares—I’m the Queen after all!)
This doesn’t have to be a one-way conversation—please feel free to share a quirky tid-bit about yourself!
For more on my latest Queenly-writing ventures, check out my website at www.StephanieQueen.com. It’s not too late to enter my Name the Villain contest and win a GIANT SWAG pack!