Random Interview Saturday! Erynn Newman


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.

I have it on good authority that this author actually brought me something! So let's dive right in. It's Erynn Newman!
Erynn Newman

author biography: 
Erynn Newman is a pastor’s kid, raised in churches all over the Eastern Seaboard. As a little girl, she created rich fantasy worlds and imaginary friends that followed her into adulthood, when she realized that meant she was either a crazy person or a writer—or maybe both. 
Since earning her degree in Christian Studies, she has traveled the world and served as a missionary, a counselor, an ESL teacher, and a nanny. Though she has never worked with the CIA, her DVR contains a veritable Who’s Who of international spies.
She is a Carolina girl, a wife, and Mama to a very busy little boy, two cats, a brand new puppy, and a gaggle of characters that live inside her head. 
And she's tired just writing that all down.

The Interview!

Did you bring me anything?
This picture of my kitteh. I heard you liked kitteh pics.

Ability to breathe under water, ability to fly, or invisibility? Choose wisely.
Uh... fly. Do you know how many creepy people-eaty things are under water?!? Me either!!! Also invisibility is only for people who are up to no good.

They say to dance as if nobody is watching: what style of dance do you chose?
Contemporary. I like that it's similar to writing. It's just turning words into movement. Beautiful (and since no one is watching, we can pretend I'd actually be good at it).

If you could elevate any of your senses to a super powered level (super powered hearing/seeing/smelling) which would you choose and why?
I feel like seeing is the only real choice here. How amazing to be able to see minute details and crazy far distances! In real life I'm legally blind without my contacts or glasses, so that would be really life changing. Plus, I feel like there's already plenty I don't want to hear or smell, so I'd rather not magnify those particular experiences.

Do you consider yourself a cat person, or a dog person?
I've always thought of myself as an animal person in general. I love anything with fur. But having nothing but cats for the past ten years has officially turned me into a cat person. Too bad I didn't realize this until we got a puppy. =/ Sorry, Sadie.

What is your ideal writing space?
Comfort is king here. Right now I do most of my writing and editing curled up in the corner of my couch in my pjs and under a quilt my Grandmama made for me. I honestly can't think of anything that would beat that.

You have to either change your hair color or your eye color, which do you change and to what?
I'd be down with both, honestly. I have brown hair and brown eyes, and I've never considered either particularly exciting. My grandmother had beautiful auburn hair and green eyes, and I would LOVE to have either.

If I were to invite you over, what snacks would you bring, keeping in mind that fruit and dried fruit are not snacks?
Ha! Thanks for the reminder. I'm a fan of chips and dip. Fairly equal opportunity with the variety. Tortilla chips with salsa or queso, Ruffles with French onion, Raw chips with blue cheese. Alllll good. My favorite is probably that crock pot sausage and cheese dip found at holiday parties. 

If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
Marry, Date, or Dump super hero edition: Green Arrow, Superman, Batman (I almost went with the Flash, but that would make this a hard question, and it's supposed to be one I WANT to answer, so there you have it.): I dump Batman right out of the gate. Way too many issues. I date the Arrow because hello, attractive, and it would be super fun to go on exotic dates with a gagillionaire, but in the end, he's a little too broody for me. Marry Superman because he's SUPERMAN. Flying and super strength, and he's just so GOOD and loves his mama, and Henry Cavill?!?! I mean... sigh. 

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  1. This was so much fun! Thanks for hosting me. Now I want chips and dip. And super powers.

    1. the super power to conjure chips and dip out of thin air?

    2. Yaaaass!!!! But I would get SOOOO fat.


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