Other than that: What a fun week! And so wonderful to meet so many new friends...hurray. We hope you'll stay and visit as the new year unfolds--we'll have a lot to talk about! Since so many of you introduced yourselves, thank you!, we figured today might be a good time for us to introduce ourselves to you. In a kind of a way....with the Jungle Red questions.
Only the seriously important life-necessity stuff!
Marple or Poirot?
Pizza or Chocolate?
Julia: Like asking me to choose between my children
Jenn: Chocolate pizza - it's a thing.
Facebook or Twitter?
Dogs or Cats?
Julia: Both, but I trend Dog
Lucy: Gotta say both
Inside or Outside?
Julia: Inside, especially in winter...
Day job (what?) or Full-time writer?
Debs: Full time writer
Julia: Allegedly full-time writer
Lucy: Full time writer
Hallie: Full time, heaven help me
Rhys: Full time writer
Hank: Day job: TV reporter
Ingrid: Full time writer
Jenn: Full time writer
Stick shift or automatic?
Julia: Automatic now, prefer stick
Lucy: Stick for now
Hallie: Once stick, now automatic
Rhys: had stick once. Hated it. Now automatic everything
Hank: Once stick, now automatic or "being driven"
Colin Firth or Colin Farrell?
Debs: Colin Firth
Hallie: Colin who?
Hank: Yeah I keep forgetting who Colin Farrell is
Ingrid: Colin Farrell
Lifetime or CNN?
Julia: CNN, but only in airports
Audrey Hepburn or Katharine Hepburn?
Debs: Katharine (named my daughter after her.)
Hank: Can't do this
Ingrid: Katharine dressed like Audrey
The mountains or the beach?
Julia: the beach, preferably one where waiters come round with trays of coconut-based drinks.
Lucy: the beach
Hallie: the beach
Rhys: love both
Hank: the beach
New York City or Los Angeles?
Julia: New York, New York (it's a hellava town)
Lucy: New York in a heartbeat
Hallie: No contest: NYC!
London or Paris?
Hallie: Paris, bien sur
Hank: Paris...I think. Ah. Um. Maybe.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Julia: Original Star Wars trilogy, Star Trek Voyager and DS9
Lucy: Hmmm, neither?
Hallie: Star Trek... Next Generation
Rhys: Original Star Wars
Hank: Original Star Trek
Ingrid: Star Wars
Jenn: Star Wars - original
Read reviews? Or ignore?
Julia: Read the professional ones.
Lucy: read with regret
Hallie: Try to ignore
Rhys: Read. Anguish. Exult or despair
Hank: Read and pretend to forget a few. Never do.
Jenn: Never read them
Early bird or night owl?
Julia: night owl cruelly forced into early birdship
Jenn: Both - I don't sleep.
Number of titles in print:
Julia: 8 By the time I finish this book, Ingrid, too, will have surpassed me.
Rhys: 39 mysteries by the end of this year
Ingrid: 4 on Tuesday!
Newest book! and website link
Debs: GARDEN OF LAMENTATIONS http//www.DeborahCrombie. com
Julia: HID FROM OUR EYES (still in progress) www.juliaspencerfleming.com
Lucy: KILLER TAKEOUT www.lucyburdette.com
Hallie: YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR (6/17) HallieEphron.com
Rhys: IN FARLEIGH FIELD (March 1) www.rhysbowen.com
Hank: SAY NO MORE http://www.HankPhillippiRyan.com
Ingrid: DUPLICITY www.ingridthoft.com
Jenn: ASSAULT AND BERET www.jennmckinlay.com
HANK: Truly, this brings tears to my eyes. Two things.
One: we are all so lucky. Feeling this very much today.
Two: SO fascinating! What do you all make of this? It's pretty psychologically revealing in many ways, right? And how would you answer?