We’re introducing ourselves this week, and what better way to do that than with the aid of a skilled journalistic interviewer?
Unfortunately, I don’t know any.
But I do know myself, and worked as a reporter back before I lost my lust for long hours and lousy pay.
Behold, I give you my interview with…well, me.
Tawna: I was born in a space shuttle on Uranus—
Tawna: Don’t start with the anus jokes, this is a family-friendly blog. Besides, you can’t just make stuff up.
Tawna: I can’t tell dirty jokes and I can’t make stuff up? You just negated my whole writing career.
Tawna: (heavy sigh) which is what?
Tawna: Funny smut – also known as romantic comedy. My debut is called MAKING WAVES, and it’s a sort of modern parody on the pirate romance cliché. Sourcebooks is releasing it next August as the first in a trio of romantic comedies centered around the notion that normal is nice, but weird is wonderful. It’s kind of my motto.
Tawna: Why doesn’t that surprise me? Let’s talk about something more appropriate. Tell me about your likes and dislikes.
Tawna: (holds up glass) I like good wine, world travel, hiking, biking, kayaking, yoga – pretty much any athletic pursuit that doesn’t involve jostling. I dislike being jostled. I also dislike shopping carts, mushrooms, morning breath, and men who can’t drive a stick shift.
Tawna: Men? Is there a man in your life?
Tawna: Oh yes – my husband, Pythagoras. I married him at halftime at a Portland Trail Blazer game 12 years ago. We said “I do” in front of 21,000 screaming fans who did not bring gifts.
Tawna: Wow, so you must’ve been engaged a long time?
Tawna: Totally! They called a week before the wedding and told me we’d been picked, so I turned to Pythagoras and said, “We just won a wedding, want to get married?” He said “To you? Sure, I guess,” and we were engaged! It was very romantic.
Tawna: I see. And you write…uh, romance?
Tawna: This could be a problem.
Tawna: (smiling) Want a drink?
So I think that went well, how about you? Hey – where did you all go? Hello? Anyone?
In all seriousness (right, like that’s my thing) I welcome you to this new season of the Debutante Ball. I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing community and to rub shoulders with writers who are infinitely cooler than I am.
Did I miss any questions? Something I forgot to ask myself that you wanted to know? Leave them in the comments with a good bottle of Sangiovese. I’ll be more inclined to answer that way.
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