Random Interview Saturday! Tammy Lash


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 arrives by dog sled. It's Tammy Lash! 

Tammy Lash

Author Bio

Tammy lives in Lower Michigan with her husband and her three children. Izzy's home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Munising) is where she and her family enjoy exploring. Tammy enjoys hiking, kayaking, beach wandering, "hunting" for birch bark and hopes to someday find a porcupine quill. White Wolf and the Ash Princess is her first novel. She is published in Keys for Kids and has been in children's ministry for over twenty years.

The Interview

If you had a store, what would you sell?

It’d be a toss up between a paper store (stationery, journals, fancy paper, pens…) so I can sniff paper and click pens all day OR I’d have a cupcake/cookie/coffee cafe (endless beater and bowl licking!!) and sell only Indie books there. Baked goods, coffee and books?! Ah, if only!!

Which bear is best?

Michigan black bear. You have a better chance of survival with this guy if you stumble across him in the woods.

During an alien invasion, what would be your weapon of choice?

I’m a huge M. Knight Shyamalan fan and he says (well, in “Signs”, anyway) that water will work against aliens. I’m down with that. I can throw water.

You approach a wooden door at the end of a long, dark passage. It is big and heavy. A strange warmth radiates from the wrought-iron handle. You hear a strange noise rising through it. What's on the other side and what do you do?

It’s probably Macaulay Culkin doing his “Home Alone” thing. I’d ask him to slip his autograph under it.

Who is your fictional best friend and what activities do you choose to do together?

Izzy from White Wolf and the Ash Princess is my fictional bestie and we’d spend our afternoons gathering birch bark or exploring Upper Peninsula waterfalls.

Can you simply walk into Mordor?

Sure, I talked my way out of a ticket once. I bet I could find a way to charm the Orcs and talk my way in.

Favorite flavor (of what? EVERYTHING!)?


What method do you suggest for dealing with dragons

Offer them cookies. Lots and lots of cookies...and cupcakes. I need that cafe...

If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?

Why are there no awesome flavors in decaf coffee???? I’d like to sip on Creme Brulee or Mocha, too! I guess I need that cafe to find or make my own awesome decaf in all the flavors. I just need a building...and the stuff...and a loan...

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