My Tell All

The following interview originally appeared on I’mareader.com, but I thought I answered some interesting questions. So. I wanted to share it with you.

1. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

My Kindle, so I could continue to read.  My toothbrush because yuck if I don’t have it.  And my family and friends, because I need them to be happy.

2. If you were a superhero what would your name be?

Perseverance. I think it’s one of the best tools any person can have to accomplish amazing goals and to reach dreams that seem almost impossible

3.  One food you would never eat?

I know a lot of people love this, but not me, Sushi. I think since the cavemen worked so hard to discovered fire, we should not insult them by eating meat raw.  LOL.

4. Pet Peeves?

Bullies, people who think that only their opinion matters, lemon seeds in my drinks and shoes that hurt my feet.

5. Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.

Years ago, I was attending a luncheon with Debbie Macomber.  She handed out little green note cards and told us to write down three goals.  I’ve always been a big believer in having goals, so I did it.  I wrote I wanted to write and sell a how-to writing book.  I wanted to receive a three book contract and I wanted to hit one of the big lists:  the New York Times or the USA Today.  I have since accomplished all those goals and I have to tell you, each and every one them brought me such a feeling of accomplishment.   There is something about having goals and meeting them that brings a powerful feeling of having some control in your life.  Like Debbie Macomber, I recommend everyone write down their goals and start working toward them.

6.  Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield. There is actually a video that perfecting describes my Shadow Falls series as well as Kylie, my main character.  I actually posted it on my blog.  Check it out.

7.  What is your favorite quote?

Well, since I just went over to my blog to listen to Natasha Bedingfield’s song, I will use a couple of quotes from her song.  “Live with your arms wide open.  Today is where your book begins.  The rest is still unwritten.”

8.  Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

Each of the characters in Shadow Falls has a little bit of me inside them, which makes them so relatable to me.  Della is my rebellious side and don’t we all have one of those sides?  However, Miranda is dyslexic, which means she gets her spells wrong sometimes.  And I relate to her because I’m dyslexic, too.  But of all the characters, I think I relate to Kylie the most.  I based a lot of her back story on things that happened to me when I was a teenager.  I had a family member die when I was around her age, and my parents got a divorce, too.  That was so hard for me.  Plus, I had girl friends making some bad decisions where boys were concerned, just like Kylie’s friend Sara did.  I used all of the emotions I felt, all of the insecurities and uncertainties I experienced as a teenager when I molded Kylie’s character, and I think it helped bring her to life.  I guess you could say I plagiarized my life to create Kylie.  However, Kylie is a lot cooler than I ever was.

9. What do you do in your free time?

Am I really supposed to have some of that?  Seriously, I do spend most of my time writing.  I try to walk each day.  Spend some time with family and sit in the hot tub, where I do a lot of plotting.

10.  Horror or Romance?

Romance!!!  But with a touch of danger to keep me on my toes.

11. Sweet or Salty?

Salty.

12.  Summer or Winter?

Neither.  Spring and Fall is what I’d choose.

13.  Cat or Dog?

Both.

14.  Truth or Dare?

Both.  Or how about…Dare to tell the truth?

Okay, those were my answers. So tell me. If you were stranded on a deserted island what three things would you take with you?

31 thoughts on “My Tell All

    • I found it interesting how you preferred the in-between seasons of fall and spring. I don’t really care for spring that much because my allergies are at their worst as well as in the fall, but I do love seeing all of the different colors on the trees though. I have to admit that fall is a pretty cool season, but I just hate that fall will eventually be winter.

  1. Lol i actually went over this question when i was in middle school. Id bring a cellphone to call for help, a back up battery for the cell incase it dies, and something to strengthen the signal incase i dont have good reception.

  2. I would take some rope, a blanket (I’m from Texas and I can’t handle the cold) , and my dog Sara if I were on a deserted island.

  3. Okay. If I was stranded on a desert island, I would bring my kindle (I have to keep reading), my notebooks, and my family (which includes my 3 dogs). I’d get bored without my family to annoy. ;p I liked your interview answers. It was interesting to get an insight on how you created Kylie. And I love that combination, why don’t we dare to tell the truth? 😀 I prefer fall too. Thanks.

  4. I would take a lot of different (but mostly fantasy) books with me. Since I like to write (but sadly dont do it often enough), I would take a notebook (or two) and at pen with me too. And the last thing I would take with me was matches, so I can keep myself warm and light up the place.
    Those are the 3 things I would prefer. I dont think it would be hard for me to strand somewhere. I like being alone (yes, I am a bit wierd), thats the best place to be!

  5. I’m not sure what I would bring. Can a single bookcase count? Haha 🙂 I love finding out what you have in common with each of your characters. It makes me feel like I can get to know you better, the person BEHIND the computer writing my FAVORITE series. I’d love to see more of your interviews.

  6. Wow we can only bring 3 things? That is a hard one… but if I had to choose it would be Miranda (because come on who wouldn’t want a best friend witch to conjure up some food or any other items that we may need—let’s just hope she wouldn’t conjure up an explosive volcano instead:) I would also bring my family/bf, and my phone because we need awesome pictures to last a life time.
    ***Loved your interview Mrs. Hunter, especially how you mentioned that each of your characters has a little of you mixed in them. I think that all of your fans identifies a little of ourselves in each of your characters too:)

  7. I would have my hudl so I can read, I would also have my phone so I could call someone to tell them wher I am. Finally I would have a boat (if that’s allowed) so I could get off the island

  8. Oh no! Hard one!
    1. A guide to making boats
    2. My best friends and family
    3. Sheets for a sail
    The reason as to why I would bring those things and people because I’d assume the island had resources. Also that we could use the book to build the boat. The sheets would serve as a sail.
    I’m glad to an announce that I’m writing my own book! Yay!

  9. I would bring a really big book that I haven’t read yet, Unspoken (you never said anything about bringing books that are released lol) and I would my ipod because that has even more ebooks on it and it has music.

  10. I would bring a blanket, a book(preferably a really long one because I might be there for a while), and a knife because you never know. I might need to defend myself!

  11. I would take my cat, Abby, because I have no clue what I would do without her, my boyfriend, and a survival kit lol. I love my books but I wanna concentrate on finishing my life story instead of reading about someone else’s.

  12. i would take my best friend, because he won’t let me get bored. a huge survival pack, with all the stuff added (see? all in one). and probably my favorite book series… though i would have to finally decide which one that is…

  13. That’s a good question! You have my mind going over so many different sanarios now. I guess the number one thing I would want is plenty of my meds and a fridge/cooler to keep it in. Otherwise I would not last very long on that island 🙁 My awesome new Kindle that I got from you (thanks again) so I wouldn’t have to lug around a ton of books 🙂 And last but def not least, my family. I couldn’t survive without them! If this is a fantasy island where I was healthy, I wouldn’t need meds, I would take paper and crayons. My family could all draw pictures, we could write, we could be forever entertained 🙂

  14. If I was stranded on an island i would take my journal my laptop with all my photos and books on it and my two best friends in the whole would Emmaline and Odessa.

  15. I would bring:
    1.Books…millions of them
    2.Food (which includes water)
    3.Clothes (incase I am cold or wet or need something for different types of weather.)
    That is all 🙂

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