Random Interview Saturday! C. L. Ragsdale
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.
Look in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's C. L. RAGSDALE!
Writer C.L. Ragsdale is the author of The Reboot Files, a Christian Mystery/Thriller Series, and a Superhero Series, Chasing Lady .
A California native, she loves to "surf" the web to research plot details for her fun, quirky stories. She has a degree in Theatre Arts which greatly influenced her writing style. Working in various fields as a secretary has allowed her to both master her writing skills and acquire valuable technical knowledge which she uses liberally in her plots.
These days she contents herself with knitting while contemplating her next diabolical plot. Story plot that is.
Describe your life (or writing) as a film genre.
My life is a slapstick comedy, mostly because I’m the biggest klutz in the world! Honestly, it’s a miracle I’ve lived this long, because when God was passing out the graceful gene, I must have been in the bathroom.
Pirates, Ninjas, or Vikings? Choose carefully
Pirates. I can always move away from the ocean.
You have superpowers. What are they and what do you do with them?
Invisibility. There are times when I just don’t want to be found.
Fill in the blanks. I am a were____ but I only turn when the ___ is ___.
I am a wererabbit, but I only turn when the carrot is in season.
Would you rather travel to the past or the future?
Future. The past is so yesterday, and over and done. The future is a whole new mess.
If you had to build a house without conventional materials, what unconventional materials would you use? (Gingerbread is inadvisable because it attracts snacking children)
Legos. You can build anything with them, and they last forever.
If your favorite historical era had an ice cream flavor made in its honor, what would it taste like?
My favorite historical era is the 1920’s. The would be bold, not overly sweet, with just a hint of spicy red peppers.
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?
Princess Irene from The Princess and The Goblin. Hey, I have a magic ring with an invisible thread only I can see that will always lead me home, no matter what stupid situation I find myself in, as that is the lot of a fairy princesses. I rescue the hero, not the other way around. I’m also very smart, and fairy tale woodland creatures would appreciate this and do my bidding because they don’t like goblins either We would have to age me a bit, because goblins wanting to kidnap and marry an eight-year-old off to a goblin prince is pretty creepy. Even for a goblin.
If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
You’re a Christian, why do you write such unusual stories such as superheroes or Grown-up Scooby Doo style plots?
Because I like Scooby Doo and superheroes. Besides, I believe God gave the ideas in the first place, and I don’t argue with Him.