Random Interview Saturday! Charmain Zimmerman Brackett

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's author swings in on a flying trapeze! It's Charmain Zimmerman Brackett!!!

Charmain Zimmerman Brackett

Describe your life (or writing) as a film genre.
I'm not sure if this would be considered more of a style than genre, but I immediately thought of the Claymation cartoons from the 1960s. You know the ones that
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town are film in.

My life and writing process is a lot like that. It's clunky and awkward at times, but it's fun. It can be scary like the burgermeister in Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Despite that, there's a lot of joy in both the writing and life, and that's where the crazy songs come in. My life definitely has lots of songs, and I do burst into random song at times.

Give yourself a totally new look, as dramatic as you want. What is it? I would love to have a crazy hair color like fuchsia or royal blue. Or maybe I'd dye it a deep brown and put in some highlights in burgundy or purple. I did have burgundy hair once about 20 years ago. It was awesome.

You have superpowers. What are they and what do you do with them? I would bend time because God knows there aren't enough hours to mom, wife, work, write and market all in one day.

If you had to write only in one crayon color for the rest of your life, what would you choose? I think it would be purple because it's a blend of two colors that I really like. I enjoy anything in that part of the spectrum.

Would you rather travel to the past or the future? That's a tough one. I like Dr. Who's idea of traveling into all times and dimensions.

If you had to build a house without conventional materials, what unconventional materials would you use?
A house without conventional materials. That's a tough one. 
Well, if I lived in another dimension, I think it would be cool to live in one made from different precious stones. I love color and jewel tones are my favorites with their deep and penetrating shades. I could see a bedroom made from rubies and a kitchen made of amethyst. My bathroom would have to be sapphire because it's a peaceful blue place. The sunroom would be made of diamonds so the sun could refract all the different colors into the room.

What weather is your writing? A dark and stormy night? A sunshiny day?
I think I might categorize it as a hurricane. It can be dark and brooding but then there's a massive amount of rain and wind. At other points during the process, there's the eye which is calm, but you know it won't last long.

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?
My Disney princess would be like the Shoemaker and the Elves except that woodland creatures would come and edit my work and not miss a single out of place comma.

If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
So now that you've published your 11th book, where are you going? I'm going on a cruise! 

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  1. Fun interview as always, Heidi. I enjoyed reading The Key of Elyon by Charmain. I recommend it!


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