Friday, 3 August 2012

Orangeberry Summer Splash: Author Interview with Marilyn Holdsworth

Today I am delighted to be hosting an interview with Marilyn Holdsworth, author of Pegasus, her featured work for the Orangeberry Summer Splash.

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The future.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Robert Redford, Warren Buffett, Prince William, Stephen Hawking, J. K. Rowling.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Toilet paper, sunglasses and books.

What is one book everyone should read?
The King James Bible.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
The Bionic Woman.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Mind Reading.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
Winston Churchill.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Blueberry muffin.

Night owl, or early bird?
Early bird.

One food you would never eat?

Pet Peeves?
High taxes, lack of consistency in women's sizes of clothes.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
You will be entertained, while learning something new.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I am finalizing my new novel, Making Wishes. I am writing another.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
It was a childhood dream.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Being able to hold my legacy in my hand.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Black Beauty

What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Don't show your work to anyone until it is finished.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?
Zeus. He was the boss.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Southern California.

What is your favorite Quote?
The block of granite that is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping stone in the pathway of the strong... Thomas Carlyle.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Irving Stone.

Favorite Food?

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
A seagull, like Jonathan.

What do you do in your free time?
Work in the garden and read.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Author

What's your favorite season/weather?

Favorite places to travel?
New Zealand, Ireland, Portugal.

Favorite music?
Piano sonatas.

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