Thursday, April 14, 2011

Come meet Aspiring Author Regina Linton!

[photo+%281%29.JPG] This is Regina Linton (picture taken from her lovely blog). She is a fellow crusader and an awesome writing friend! When I asked Regina a little about herself she told me this.

I work full time in social services, I love to write in my spare time when I have some at home. I have five children. 17, 16, 15, 14, 7. Yep, they keep me on my toes and very busy. I married a Murphy. I have completed one manuscript and have yet to query it because I stink at query letters. *cough noise* I suck! But believe in myself enough to get better. I know I can do this. I also adore reading. I will go through books like water if they are really good. I have read 41 books so far this year - what does that say about me? :P

You definitely love to read! What a great way to spend your time. It's my favorite kind of research :)

So, Regina, how long have you been writing? 

I have been journaling for over 15 years but really trying to professionally write for 3 1/2 years.

What made you want to write?  

My mind has constant chatter that never goes away. I guess you would call her my muse. I call her Chaos. She does come up with interesting ideas though.

(I love that you named your muse.)

Do you have any pet peeves while writing? 

My biggest pet peeve is when my muse (Chaos) jumps train of thought in the middle of a WIP and wants to start another project. She does that a lot!

(Ooh, mine does that too! Which is why I get stuck writing books and never revising. But not anymore. Revisions are underway.)

If I could reread any book, what would it be? 

I would have to say The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I just adored the series and could read it over and over again and am looking forward to seeing if they can do the books justice with the movie. I have my doubts but I am a Peeta fan so I will watch it anyway. lol

If you could meet any author dead or alive who would it be?

Good question. Perhaps William Shakespeare. I am a big fan  of his work.

What books have your attention these days?

Right now I'm reading: Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Next: Red Riding Hood by Catherine Hardwicke
Then: The Forest of Hands and Teeth Series by Carrie Ryan

(Hold it. Did you say Red Riding Hood is a book by Catherine Hardwicke? Awesome! I'll have to look into that.)

Given the choice would you choose...

Werewolves or vampires. Definitely werewolves. I get cold easily and need the extra fur to curl up and keep warm next to. Plus we can share meals. :)

Breakfast or dinner? I eat breakfast for dinner some nights, so that works best for me. 

(We do this ALL the time at my house.)

Beach or mountain? Mountain. I do most of my creative thinking when I am moving and when you give me a hill to climb or trails to explore or get lost on - that is even better!

Chic flick or action? I'm always a sucker for a good chic flick - especially The Notebook. 

Fruit candy or chocolate? That is not even an option for me. Chocolate hands down. No offense to those fruit candy lovers. Chocolate just comes first in my food chain. 

(More fruity for us. Perfectly fine :))

Thanks Regina for being on my blog today! It was fun getting to know more about you.

And thanks to those who stopped by for the party :) Be sure to visit Regina here.

Have a fantabulous weekend!


  1. I LOVE The Hunger Games, too. Great interview, ladies. :) Nice to meet you, Regina.

  2. I love the Hunger Games as well! Great interview Michelle! As always! :D Nice to meet you Regina!

  3. Great interview!

    I often get the urge to start another novel when I'm the middle of writing another one, too. :P

  4. great interview. I'm a lover of chocolate and mountains too...hmm, chocolate mountains!

  5. What a fun interview! Off to name my muse :)

  6. Awesome interview! I love the muse's name - I may have to name mine. :)

  7. Thank you again Michelle for having me on your blog. It was really fun and it was a pleasure to meet everyone. Grateful for everyone stopping by to say Hello!

  8. very cool. And whaddaya know? CH wrote a book. Can't say I'm surprised~ :o)


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