Random Interview Saturday! Lara Lee


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 sails in on a pirate ship. It's LARA LEE!
Lara Lee

Author Bio

Lara Lee is the author of Gryphendale, a young adult fantasy fiction novel. Sometimes, she is also a graphic designer, wife, mother, and Sunday school teacher. After growing up in Florida with her head stuck in various books, she ran away to Oral Roberts University to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design and a husband. Then, she worked professionally with the children's curriculum publisher, Mentoring Minds in Texas before following her husband on a crazy adventure in Scotland for four years where her son was born. She has lived in three states and four countries and has visited even more destinations with an insatiable curiosity that shows up in her writing. Currently, she lives in Crosby, Texas with her husband and son who both regularly participate in her misadventures and random schemes.

The Intereview

1) Can you simply walk into Mordor?
Not typically, but, of course, if you happen to be a seraph or an ifrit or a fire elemental, why not?
2) If you had to board yourself up in a store to wait out the apocalypse, what store would you choose?
Barnes and Noble! I may die eventually, but at least I would have a book, a cup of coffee and a massive grin on my face.
3) When cats take over the world, how do you plan to win their good graces?
Is this different than the present? I would grow a patch of catnip in my garden, and then ignore them until they demand food at my door.
4) Pirates, Ninjas, or Vikings? Choose carefully.
A blond-haired pirate with ninja skills! Oh, but seriously, I am doomed to be a pirate. There is a long and glorious half-truthful history of that line of work in my family tree.
5) I know exercise is good for me, but it is not entertaining. What methods do you suggest for making workouts more fun?
Adventuring trumps workouts any day! I am known for going on walks and getting into all sorts of trouble (see my blog post: All For the Sake of a Trunk - https://laraswanderings.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/all-for-the-sake-of-a-trunk/) It keeps me young, and my husband supplied with plenty of gray hairs.
6) You have to trade places with one of your characters for a day. Which and why?
I am currently working on a novel featuring Cinnamon Cinderguard and would love to be her! She has a great sense of humor and wit that I work very hard to write about, but can never produce on the spot. She also has eyes that change colors, a foxtail, and red hair. How fun would that be?
7) On a scale of 1 to 10, what do you think your chances are of surviving the zombie invasion?
Zero... oh wait, that wasn't an option. I guess I need to work on my knife throwing skills and get to a one.
8) You can time travel in an oddly specific way that only allows you to visit other authors. Where do you go and what do you do?
Does it have to be one? I would go and pester William Shakespear. "Hey, cousin! What's up?"
9) If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
Have you ever dressed like a rag doll clown in one of the most dangerous areas of South Africa to dance in a parade making balloon animals? Yes.

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