About Gina X. Grant
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. My resume reads: Marketing and Administrative Professional. In short, I sat in a cubicle.
Q. Favorite job
A. Writing full time. In my pajamas. (The pajamas part is required for full time writers.)
Q. High school and/or college
A. Toronto--North Toronto Collegiate and Ryerson University
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen
Q. Favorite movie
A. Highlander or maybe Desparately Seeking Susan
Q. Favorite television show
A. Supernatural for drama. Big Bang Theory for comedy, although Go On is coming in a close second.
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Filled with humor, friends and dogs.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Never wait till the last minute.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A walk in the park with my dogs. Oh, wait. I do that every morning. How 'bout, a walk in the park with my dogs when it isn't 8 degrees below zero!
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. That I won't get my next book in on time! ::hides behind chair::
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It's a fabulous place and a lot warmer than Toronto in February!
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Whomever I'm watching on the History Channel at that moment.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Wander and wonder. My characters seem to wander around wondering about things. A. Lot.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not getting a degree in English or Journalism. Although my business degree does come in handy at times.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. To be a great writer. Oh, was that out loud?
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Other than writing this series? We rescue dogs. And love them. Lots.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Not telling. Soooo not telling.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I'm funny. I can prove it. A slayer and an alien walk into a bar...
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Someone without arthritis. Ow! And frizzy hair.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My frizzy hair. (You'll note I give all my heroines frizzy hair to contend with.)
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Granny Weatherwax from the Discworld series by Sir Terry Pratchett
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. The Vogons, from the Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Being asked about my pet peeves.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Walking the dogs, doing Tai Chi, watching TV, playing Freecell.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Being rich.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, punctuality and a willingness to pick up the tab.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Slave to Love by Bryan Ferry, Africa by Toto, Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan, Aint' No Stopping Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead, and Madman Across the Water by Elton John
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Douglas Adams, Sir Terry Pratchett, Jasper Fforde, Christopher Moore, Janet Evanovich, Kevin Hearne, Gail Carriger, Charlaine Harris, Ernest Cline, and many, many more. Oh, and Neil Gaiman. Who doesn't love Neil Gaiman?
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. I gotta go with series. Serieses. (What's the plural of series?) 1. The Discworld series by Sir Terry Pratchett, 2. the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy by Douglas Adams, 3. the Stephanie Plumb books by Janet Evanovich, 4. the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris and 5. the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. Can I squeeze Christopher Moore's Dirty Job in there, too?
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Good Omens by Sir Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Don't listen to advice. Just write the best book you can.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. That I owe them a new keyboard or eReader. But it's not my fault they choose to eat while reading my work.