Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.
If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?
I’d like to be an expatriate in France in the 1920s, as described by Hemingway in A Movable Feast. I’d like to chill in Cap d’Antibes with the Fitzgeralds, drink with Picasso, attend the Salons that Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas hosted, shoot the breeze with Ezra Pound, run the bulls with Hemingway. It was a dicey time because of the war, but all these incredible creative people—painters and photographers and writers and poets—were friends. They were producing some really amazing stuff and revolutionizing the world of modern arts and letters. I love almost all art and literature that came from that era.
Describe your novel in seven words or less?
Young girl takes on worldwide shadow government.
Please share with us about your favorite book and fictional crush to date?
If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be / Why?
Can it be non-fiction? I’d love to be Tenzin Palmo, a female monk who secluded herself in a remote cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas for more than twelve years of. She was born Diane Perry, an ordinary English girl. That kind of extreme dedication and focus, especially coming from someone not born into the Buddhist tradition, absolutely fascinates me. I’ve read her book, Cave in the Snow, about five times. Of course, I have none of the willpower to do anything like this, as evidenced by my biography title in question number 6 below.
Parker Posey is one of my favorite actresses, and I love her in Christopher Guest’s hilarious movies. Though we look nothing alike, I think if she gained a few pounds she could capture my je ne sais quois!
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
I have a problem with moderation, so the title of my biography would probably be: Whoever Said Less Is More Probably Never Had Quite Enough More: Christy Raedeke, A Biography.
How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
The good stuff is in the fringes…
**Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?**
I am in that weird place, right before book release, waiting for reviews and reactions. It’s terrifying! Not knowing whether the book will be liked or reviled is really stressful. This business is hard! All the uncertainty and all the waiting….
But I can’t express enough how important the Book Blog community is to debut authors. You are all so kind and generous with your blogs and your support—it’s very heartening! And very unexpected. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Thanks Christy for stopping by!
For more information about Christy Raedeke and her books, please visit her website here.