Random Interview Saturday! Frankie Bow
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.
Our next author zips in on a chariot. It's Frankie Bow!
Like Professor Molly, Frankie Bow teaches at a public university. Unlike her protagonist, she is blessed with delightful students, sane colleagues, and a perfectly nice office chair. She believes if life isn’t fair, at least it can be entertaining. Her first nonfiction book, No, You Can't be an Astronaut, is a career guide inspired by her students' experiences in the job market.
When cats take over the world, how do you plan to win their good graces?
Laser pointers. If I can't make them love me, at least I can distract them.
If you could elevate any of your senses to a super powered level (super
powered hearing/seeing/smelling) which would you choose and why?
Definitely not smell. Although maybe I'm saying that because I'm currently sojourning in a Big City and at no point in my travels have I thought, "this is great, but I wish the odor were more overwhelming."
I'll take super eyesight and I'd settle for not needing reading glasses.
Who wrote the book of love?
Whoever it is, I wonder whether they're getting their Amazon sales reports delayed like the rest of us.
What's in the box? What box? How should I know!? You're the one standing there with an imaginary box!
All of my negative book reviews and student evaluations (which are basically the same thing). I have locked them away in my imaginary box so that I can enjoy my Holidays.
If you were to plan a “literary crossover” where the casts/worlds of two books (or series of books) were to combine, which would you choose and how would it go down?
Hilary Tamar solving crimes in Venice with Inspector Brunetti.
If you had to write only in one crayon color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Red. It gives a distinctive look when I sign my tax returns.
You're the next Disney princess. What fairy tale is your full length movie and how would you use your new ability to control woodland creatures?
The movie will be loosely based on the life of Sylvia Plath. Princess Sylvia's faithless husband is mysteriously mauled beyond recognition, and the only clues are a couple of bluebird feathers and a tuft of fluffy squirrel fur. The murder is never solved and Princess Sylvia goes on to enjoy a successful literary career.
Sum up your life in five words and two punctuation marks.
Are you ******* kidding me??
If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
Q: I'm looking for a mystery series that's satirical and funny, with an imperfect but well-intentioned heroine. A tropical island setting would be a plus. Do you have any recommendations?
A: Why yes, I do. The Professor Molly mysteries set in rural Hawaii, and are available in paper and all major ebook formats. You can start the series with the free short story Trust Fall
Connect with the Author
Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Frankie_Bow