Random Interview Saturday! J. I. Rogers

The H. L. Burke Random Interview is not like other interviews. The questions are all over the place. They have no purpose. Their purpose is their lack of purpose.
There are nine questions because cats, but these nine questions are subject to change without notice, so the questions one person answers may not be the questions answered by the next author.

Today we have baited our traps with questions and lured in an elusive J. I. Rogers. Let's see what she has to say...

J. I. Rogers


The basics: I’m a green-eyed, ginger-haired, caffeine addict, who is currently working on a series of dystopian / space-opera novels.
Is this my first foray into writing?
No. I've been writing on and off since I was in my teens. I've had fan-fic, short graphic novels, short stories, serialized fiction, and poetry published in various APAs and articles for Montessori Education in limited run educational journals.
Have I sold any of my writing?
Yes. I was paid for my short stories and serialized fiction, as well as my Montessori articles.
About my current project:
I've been working on this series for a long time, I just never knew it. A portion of it came to me while I was attending Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design as an animation major. I wanted to animate a folk-tale set in my world, for my fourth year student film, but, life happens - that was almost thirty years ago.
Everything gelled when I started working as a concept artist (only in the vaguest sense of the term - I was more like moral support) for an indie game company based in Adelaide, Australia. The project required some world building and story, so I began pulling some of Tamyrh off the back burner. What started as a series of short stories, conversations and game background, became eight novels.  Two years worth of NaNoWriMo and camps, a Scribophile subscription and some shameless self-promotion has brought me to this point.

The Interview

  • If you could enter any fictional world, which would you choose?
    - That's tough . . .I have a few favourites (Dragon Riders of Pern, Harry Potter, Earthsea, Middle Earth, mine :D). For the sake of this interview, I'll pick Harry Potter's world, with the caveat that I get to be a witch.
  • Congratulations! You are now president of this blog post. What's your first executive order?
    - Party! Ordering in food, beverages of choice and having a movie night to celebrate with my new staff.
  • If you had a store, what would you sell?
    - Probably what I sell in real life - Art, though I loved working in an old, used bookstore.
  • If you favorite historical era had an ice cream flavor made in its honor, what would it taste like?
    - Ick. You said this was family friendly, so I choose not to answer on the grounds that it will incriminate me and violate the established rules.
  • If you could live inside a theme park ride, which would it be?
    - That wouldn't be pretty, no, wait, you said this was family friendly. :D. Assuming that it had all the things necessary to make it comfortable, I'd go with the elevated monorail. . . 
  • If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
    - I'd be doing what I am right now, except with a little more success.
  •  you could combine any two animals to make a hybrid, what would they be?
    - I'd make a flying cat; raven wings and my tabby. I thought about giving her owl wings, but that would make her too quiet.
  • You're the next Disney princess. What fairy tale is your full length movie and how would you use your new ability to control woodland creatures?
    - I would be the 'Paper Bag Princess' - by Robert Munsch, and I would get the local squirrel population to patrol the property and do my shopping. I'd not make them do the laundry; raccoon's have larger hands, and could reach the buttons on the machines...

  • If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
    - 'If you could get every human on the planet to follow one command, what would it be?'
    - I would order everyone to commit random acts of kindness, for the rest of their lives.

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