Random Interview Saturday! Rachel John

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 has brought along both bedtime stories ... and maybe some nightmares. Will you brave that mix?

Rachel John
author biography:

Rachel John is the author of Bethany’s New Reality, A Zombie Love Story, and Princess Silly’s Bedtime Stories. Rachel loves to read anything with romance or humor, and thinks the best books should combine the two. She's found that writing is the best outlet for her wild imagination. She's a terrible cook, but unfortunately for her family, she keeps trying. Rachel lives in Arizona with her husband, four crazy kids, and her desert tortoise.

The Interview

If you had to build a house without conventional materials, what unconventional materials would you use? (Gingerbread is inadvisable because it attracts snacking children)
Darn, before I saw the disclaimer about snacking children I was thinking a house made from Rice Krispy treats would be awesome. I guess I’d make a tent out of fuzzy socks. Sounds cozy.

What is your ideal writing space?
I wish I could write anywhere, but my best writing is at my super messy desk, in front of a desktop computer.

You can time travel in an oddly specific way that only allows you to visit other authors. Where do you go and what do you do?
First stop – Jane Austen’s home to pick her brain. I bet there would be a lot less distractions at her house. We could do sprints! Then to visit L.M. Montgomery for lessons on creating setting. Nobody gushes about scenery while having interesting characters like L.M. Montgomery.

If you had to write only in one crayon color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Something dark, like navy or forest green. And the crayon would have to be sharp. It could never go dull on me. Can I make demands on hypothetical writing instruments?

On a scale of 1 to 10, what do you think your chances are of surviving the zombie invasion?
I’d give myself a 4 – I’ve shot guns, but I need a refresher course. I don’t think the zombies will wait while I figure out how to cock the gun. My food storage needs updating. And I think I need to start exercising again. Part of my training for a 10K was telling myself that it was all part of my end-of-the-world preparedness. As of today? I think I’d be toast.

If you had to get stuck inside a television show, what would it be?
Top Chef? As long as I get to be a judge and not a contestant. I’ll just sit there and eat and tell them to add more salt or that the scallops are slightly overcooked. (Not that I’ve ever cooked scallops or anything.)

I'm not really a fan of the Hogwart's House system. It seems so needlessly divisive and focused on a very limited range of characteristics (or I may just be annoyed with Pottermore for sorting me into Slytherin). How would you improve upon the system for sorting students into houses?
Hmm. I was happy with the Hogwarts house system until you said that. Although, I have serious issues with the Divergent factions….How annoying to be stuck with people exactly like you. I’d make it completely random. Pick a number between 1 and 4. Okay, all the 1’s, you get to spend the next 7 years together.

What’s the most important lesson you ever learned from a cartoon?
Phineas and Ferb taught me that cartoons can be entertaining for kids and adults at the same time. I was seriously bummed when my kids stopped wanting to watch that show. Can I tell you how annoying the My Little Pony cartoons are?

If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
Would you like a personal chef? Yes. Yes I would.

Connect with the Author!

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Bethany’s New Reality:
A Zombie Love Story:
Princess Silly’s Bedtime Stories:


  1. What a fun interview! I LOVED Rachael's Bethany's New Reality.

  2. Since you asked (though not me), I'd like a personal chef, housekeeper, driver and foot washer since the bottom of my feet get farther and farther away.

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