Friday, November 20, 2009

Writer's Alcove: A Duck in her Pond

Today we have the Blond Duck from A Duck in her Pond here with us. She's a spunky magazine editor who writes stories that capitative you within minutes and leave you begging for more. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her two furbabies beg for fresh pie or cookies straight from the oven. Grab your favorite beverage and get comfortable as we learn more about the Blond Duck!

1. What got you interested in writing?

To be frank, I have no idea. I just know I’ve never not written. I was a voracious reader even from a really young age. My parents used to go hoarse from reading book after book to me at night! And I always loved stories, whether they were being told by a teacher or neighbor. The fourth grade is the earliest time I can remember announcing I wanted to be a children’s book writer and illustrator.

I’m still working on the illustrating part.

2. If you could write your dream novel, what would it be and why?

I have written my dream novel. All my stories are dream stories. Each one comes from a burst of inspiration and is the most wonderful tale ever. Then, I get an idea for another one. Each story I write is a favorite, in its own little way. But Twirl and The Gift were the most popular, to date.

3. Tell me about the first story you ever wrote. What were some of the characters?
It was Mr. Bunny. He was going to Canada and bringing Mrs. Bunny back a present. It was a wonderful tale, about seven pages colored with pencil and crayon and stapled in the center.

4. If you could be a character in a book what would you be and why?
I would be a mix of Dallas Jean, Vivi, Miss Pickles and the kitchen fairy seen in Bitzy’s tale last year. If you can think of the most outlandish, fun, magical, pink-wearing pie-eating character, that would be me. I would rather be crazy and weird than boring. Life is about adventures…and lots of pie.

5. If you could meet one author (dead or alive) who would it be?
Roald Dahl or Madeline L’Engle.

6. Do you have any secret talents that we don’t know about?
I can pick things up with my toes.

7. If you could travel back in time where would you go and who would you take?

I would take Ben, and we would go to the ‘50s. I would dine at milk shops and charming diners every day, wear poodle skirts and do all those fun dances. Plus, they had penicillin then and the war was over. I would leave before the hippies showed up.
8. Favorite childhood memory?
Twirling around in the pink princess Aurora dress my mom sewed for me and hours of my little ponies.

Not much has changed.

9. If you were on a deserted island what is one fun item you would take and why?
It’s not an item, but the Babies. Watching them chase crabs and chew on coconuts would be hilarious.

10. What was the last book you drooled over in Barnes & Noble (or online)?
Winnie the Pooh.

Now that you know more about my friend that has creativity oozing from her pores, go on over and say hello! The Pond welcomes all visitors(and if you come bearing pie she'll be extra nice to you). If you loved this and know of a fabulous blog that I just must include, email me! Come back next week to see who is visiting the Writer's Alcove!


The Blonde Duck said...

Thank you so much for featuring me! It was such an honor! Queen Bitty is thrilled!

Meg said...

Such a great pic of her! I enjoy reading her blog and it's great to know her outside of it as well, so thanks for the post!

and yeah, we're on a schedule for Cash, just working on a better one :) thanks for the sugg. we'll get it worked out eventually or my knees are going to be worn out from praying so much, lol!

Marie said...

Miranda is one of my favourite people! Great post!

The Blonde Duck said...

If I don't hear from you, have a lovely Thanksgiving! And thanks again!

tam7777 said...

Very interesting. Great interview.