Random Interview Saturday! Elise Edmonds

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 flies in on a magic carpet. Do you think she can show us a whole new world? Let's see!
Elise Edmonds

Author Bio 
Elise Edmonds is a new writer from the South-West UK. Reading and writing have always been her doorways into another world—a way to escape and spend time walking with wizards, flying with fairies and dealing with dragons. By day she is a finance professional, and in her spare time she pursues writing as a creative outlet, to put the magic back into everyday life. In addition to reading, Elise enjoys watching movies, playing the piano, and going to Zumba classes. Her greatest loves are God, her husband, her family and friends, and her two beautiful cats.

The Interview
  • Congratulations! You are now president of this blog post. What's your first executive order?
Everyone who reads this post will get a free kitten. Two kittens if you share it on Twitter.
  • Sum up your life in five words and two punctuation marks.
Cat-loving accountant from England.
  • Favorite flavor (of what? EVERYTHING!)?
  • If you were the captain of a space ship, what would its mission be? Exploration? Colonization? Partying?
To boldly go where no man has gone before. Wait… that’s been done, hasn’t it? But I love a mission with a split infinitive and an adverb.
  • If you had the honor of naming something really big (a country, a spaceship, a planet) what would you want it to be and what would you name it?
I’d have an island paradise in the middle of the ocean. It would have white sand, warm sun, and no rain, and I would go there on holiday every year. Honestly, I’m terrible with names. I grew up with a teddy bear and a toy rabbit called Pink-and-White-Teddy and Yellow Rabbit. So I’d probably just call it Paradise Island.
  • What method do you suggest for dealing with dragons?
Tame them with fried knights and chocolate cake. Then make sure the dragon babies see you first when they hatch and imprint on you. Then you have your own mini-dragon army to ride on and breathe fire on all your enemies. First, we would burn up all the tax returns.
  • During an alien invasion, what would be your weapon of choice?
The common cold. I’d sneeze on them, and they’d succumb to the deadly bugs in a matter of days. Yeah, I got that from War of the Worlds. Unoriginal but effective.
  • Are computers friends or foes?
It depends on their mood. The mood of a computer is inversely proportional to how fast you need to complete the work and how important it is. On a very important, tight deadline? Computer is a deadly foe...
  • If you had to build a house without conventional materials, what unconventional materials would you use? (Gingerbread is inadvisable because it attracts snacking children)
I always fancied the chocolate palace that Prince Pondicherry had in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And as I live in England, if I built it in winter, it would probably last till June without melting.
  • If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
What’s your favorite type of magical transport?
I’m obsessed with flying carpets, so that’s my number one choice. I live on the English coast, so I think I'd need a built in umbrella and a windshield, as well as a waterproof coating on my carpet. Most of my travelling is commuting, so I think I'd have a sturdy, speedy model built for one, to allow me to beat the morning traffic.

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  1. Very clever! I enjoyed the questions and especially the quirky answers. :)

  2. Excellent interview!

  3. Haha, great interview! I have to return my free kitten, sadly--can't have a cat at my current residence.

    And I think Paradise Island is a perfectly good name for a island paradise! (Granted, this comes from the person whose teddy bear is named "Teddy".)

    1. Claire used to name everything just by putting a "y" at the end. "Beary, Horsy, Caterpillary"


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