Rise and Shine. I have a visitor today! Come on in!
That’s right, the talented Ness Kingsley, author of, “Our Intrepid Heroine,” “Our Accidental Adventure,” and “The Curse of Cackling Meadow,” is visiting the cottage today. So, without further ado, here’s Ness Kingsley!
You can find Ness at ~ http://www.nesskingsley.wordpress.com
1.) How long have you blogged and why do you blog?
I’ve blogged for . . . hmmm . . . about four years? It took me quite a few goes before I found a blog I could settle into and now I’ve been blogging on of words & books for a little over two years.
I blog because I like having a place to express myself – to rant about books, writing and occasionally life in general.
2.) What is your favorite genre?
Oh! Tough question. Now, I like romance, mystery (mostly of the murderous kind), fantasy and a wee bit of sci-fi. Anything that has a good adventure or a character that I can truly get behind, laugh with and cheer on.
3.) What are you reading right now?
The Chronicle of Robin Hood by Rosemary Sutcliff – it’s not my favorite of her books, but hey! It’s Robin Hood.
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?
You know what? I love this question even if I have no idea who my favorite fictional character is. Hmm. Alright. So I would herd the Phantom of the Opera into a seat and lecture him on manners and healthy relationships. Also, I’d ask him what he thinks about modern music. And rap.
The answer should be rather entertaining.
5.) If you could live inside a fictional story which book would you live in and why?
Any Mary Stewart book – Nine Coaches waiting or Airs Above the Ground. (I should have picked a heroine of hers to go for a coffee with!) Oh! Or Georgette Heyer’s regency world. Or I’d be a friend of Amelia Peabody’s and crack open a murder case with her.
The possibilities . . .
6.) Has one fictional character ever inspired you? Who was this character and how did he or she inspire you?
Wonderful question but of so hard to answer! And do you know what’s awful? I can’t think of a single one. I mean, I have been inspired by fictional characters – I’m certain of it. But to bring one to mind is proving rather hard.
(I’m probably going to remember a character after I’ve sent you these answers and kick myself in the shins for forgetting him/her!)
7.) You are stranded on the North Pole for one year. You have shelter, plenty of food, water and warm clothing. You are allowed to have one book. Which book are you going to have with you on the North Pole to read for that long 365 days?
The Bible – I’d try and memorise as much of it as I could. And probably fail horribly at it. Memory like a sieve and all that!
Thank-you for the excellent questions.
photos provided by Ness Kingsley.
Thanks so much Ness for your visit. It has been fun. Thanks for the photos of your books and the awesome answers to the questions!