Drum roll please . . . Introducing and a big welcome to Lydia Thomas, author and great blogging buddy! I was surprised – I read my stats in wordpress and discovered Lydia and I connected twelve months ago. Awesome! http://www.lydiathomasauthor.wordpress.com
So, without further ado, here’s Lydia!
1.) How long have you blogged and why do you blog?
Answer: I started blogging about nine years ago on Xanga. My best friend started one when she went on a missions trip to Peru, and I started mine to read and comment on her posts. I started out blogging about everyday comical situations I’d find myself in, but I do it now because I love to write and I’m always meeting incredible people.
2.) What is your favorite genre?
Answer: I have two, on kind of opposite ends of the spectrum: fantasy and literary fiction.
3.) Who is your favorite author? If you want to, name more than one!
Answer: J. R. R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens. J. R. R. Tolkien for his world building, and Charles Dickens for his characters.
4.) You are going to meet your favorite fictional character at a local coffee shop. You can visit with this fictional character for one hour. Who are you going to meet and why? What are you going to talk about?
Answer: I’d visit with Jo March because she reminds me of myself (always has). Not just because she’s a writer, but because we’ve both had sisters destroy our writing, we don’t respond well to criticism, and we both want a big house so we can fill it with kids who just need love. I imagine we’d talk about our mutual passions, and she’d probably give lots of great advice.
5.) If you could live in a fictional story, which book would you live in and why?
Answer: I’ve really been getting into steampunk lately, so I imagine something along the lines of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes (2009). I’d love to be part of a mystery, maybe not even solving it, but just being one of those mysterious characters, you know.
6.) Has a book ever inspired you? What book? How did it inspire you?
Answer: Most recently, in fiction, I was inspired by Ashley Townsend’s Rising Shadows series. It’s a fantasy story but her characters are very three-dimensional, and I just connected with them. Anyway, some of the things the characters would say confronted things I was thinking about myself that weren’t right. It was refreshing. In non-fiction, I was inspired by Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz – it made me want to up and move to the Pacific Northwest. (A move I’m hoping to make in the next couple of years).
7.) If you could travel anywhere in the world – no cost to you – one location, where would you go and why?
Answer: Mount Rainier in Washington. I’ve only seen pictures, but it looks stunning, and I’d love to hike around the area for an up close and personal view.
“The Field” is being republished through Vox Dei Publishing (Fall 2015)! Check it out!
Thanks so much for visiting with us today Lydia, it’s been a pleasure. The pictures were provided by Lydia. I always enjoy seeing pictures of the desk where authors write and this one is no exception! Thanks again!!! 🙂