Random Interview Saturday! Lauricia Matuska

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 welcome author Lauricia Matuska. Do you think she's brought us cookies? Let's read on and see ...

Lauricia Matuska

Author Bio:
Lauricia Matuska has taught high school literature and creative writing classes for more than ten years. She first discovered the realm of fantasy by traveling with Lucy through the wardrobe to Narnia. Since then, she has established dual-residency between that world and this one, and she currently serves as an ambassador to contemporary youth and young adults. The Healer’s Rune is the first novel in her Ceryn Roh trilogy.

The Interview

Which of the following potions would you like to possess: a Love Potion, a Sleeping Potion, an Invisibility Potion, or Coffee?

  • I'm a huge control freak, and I can't stand the though of being asleep but not being able to wake up (which is why I don't take sleeping pills to help with my occasional insomnia), so definitely not a sleeping potion. Coffee already runs through my veins, and love isn't love if it's forced, so I'm going to have to say an invisibility potion. I might sneak up on some of my students and torment them about playing around instead of studying during their study hall periods. *huge grin*

If you had to communicate with an alien presence in a non-traditional way (like, for instance, interpretive dance) what would be your method of choice?

  • Cookies. The Victorians had an entire unspoken language based around the colors and types of flowers, so I would base my language around types of cookies. Nothing says "Welcome!" like a batch fresh out of the oven.
Did you bring me anything?
  • I've just given my latest batch of cookies to the aliens, but I did bring these dragon eggs:      .

Vs movies seem to be all the rage. If you had to put one together, what on screen match up would you like to see?

  • The writers of Realm Makers (my favorite writing tribe) vs the zombie apocalypse. We've been training for years... those zombies don't stand a chance!

What film era do you feel best represents your day to day life?

  • The silent film era, with actors like Charlie Chaplain. I'm a high school teacher, so my days are filled with melodrama and over-acting.

If you favorite historical era had an ice cream flavor made in its honor, what would it taste like?

  • My favorite historical era would be the medieval period, and I know for a fact it would taste like salted caramel because the salted caramel frappuccinos at Starbuck's taste just like a Renaissance fair smells.

he Flying Dutchman is offering you three wishes. How do you maximize your wish potential?

  • Everyone knows wishing for more wishes is out of the question, so to get the most out of my wishes, I would wish to live in a writer's colony full of fellow Realm Makers, in a conference-style scenario.
  • I would also wish for parrot-sized dragons like the ones in Anne McCaffrey's Harper Hall series.
  • My third wish would be to be able to eat all of the sweets and treats I want without any of the undesired side effects. They would taste so good with the a fore-mentioned coffee!

In your opinion, which is the best space ship?

  • The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), from Star Trek: The Next Generation. I am enchanted by the crew support facilities, like the holodeck and Ten Forward
If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?

  • 42 (via Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)