Once again I am honored to be part of a blog tour, this time for the wonderful Beth Teliho, a tree-hugger, living with her husband and two sons in Texas, where she hopes to one day own her very own tree house. She loves everything abnormal, paranormal, and otherwise fantastical, and thus writes about it.
As some of you may know, I'm generally a very
Q: You describe yourself as a free spirit. How easy is it to be a free-spirited Texan?
A: I think it’s very easy! There are lots of tree-hugging free spirits in Texas. Some cities in Texas might be morefree-spirited than others – and we’re definitely a far cry from say Portland – but there are plenty of environmentally conscious, vegetarian/vegan, free spirited, crunchy granolas in the Lone Star State.
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: I would love to live overseas somewhere just for a year or two. Maybe an island in Greece.
Q: Would you describe yourself as a city or a country girl?
A: A little of both. I love nature and wide open spaces…. but I also appreciate having a grocery store nearby, or an awesome Mexican restaurant. I could never live out in the country, like OUT, and I don’t like to live in downtown urban areas. I guess I’m a suburban gal who loves the mountains and the ocean when she can get there.
Q: What animal in Texas wildlife creeps you out most?
A: WATER SNAKES.
Q: What inspires you to write?
A: People and places. I love to travel, or even to hear about other people’s travel. I get so inspired by unique places. And people watching is the best for writing inspiration.
Q: Given the current controversy surrounding E.L. James' writer's guide: would you rather be a successful writer or a good writer?
A: Success is subjective and never linear, but good writing is good writing – it doesn’t go away and it’s pretty black and white. So Good….I’d always choose good.
Q: Does the number 7 have a special meaning to you?
A: It does now! Haha Seriously though, it is my favorite number. Has been for years, but it was a total coincidence that the book became so heavily branded with that number. The original title of the book was Tree of Life, and when I started writing there weren’t seven characters. This evolved as I wrote, when I kept seeing seven in all my research. Then everything just clicked and I knew there’d be seven and I came up with the title after my biggest revision.
Q: Would you like to live in a world of magic?
A: Hell. Yes.
Q: Would you like to live your heroine's life for a day, a month, or even forever?
A: Oh yeah, I’d love to be Devi for a couple of months, but then I’d go back to being me because I don’t need that kind of pressure, and lord knows I don’t want to relive my 20’s.
Thank you so very much for putting up with my inquisition, Beth!!
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