I like food so much, I started an entire blog dedicated to it.
Here are some recent snaps from my A to Za’atar Instagram… If you like what you see, please feel free to follow!
As I cannot pick one favorite book, I think I’ll share a quote I’ve used for one of my Sunday sentences:
“No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful.”
It’s from Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline and I still think it’s awesome.
I’m lucky to have a lot of cheerleaders in my life. Friends, old and new (and virtual). Family, in their own way. Special readers. However, my biggest cheerleader (as an author) is the fantastic, Maria Elena Sandovici.
Essentially, Elena read Room 702 some years back, decided she liked it, contacted me and thus began a wonderful friendship. As an author, there are many special topics that only another writer can understand (even more so if you are of the self-published variety). Literally every week (and usually once a day) for the past three years, Elena and I have corresponded about our books, what’s working, what we’re working on, the highs and lows. I am so lucky to have her as my cheerleader!
Ten years or so into this writing game, my procrastination skills are in peak form. For example, this post is time away from a restaurant review I need to write, some corporate text I need to put together and my 1,000 words for today. Of course, if I want to leave my desk, I can do the dishes, put clothes away or, God forbid, exercise.
I’m going to procrastinate further by looking for an appropriate gif!
What’s your favorite form of procrastination?
Tea in the morning and a Diet Coke near lunch. A quick cuddle with my cat every hour. A good review. A spike in sales for any of my titles. A creative moment. A chat with another creative person. Hitting my word count for the day. Having a scene finally resolved. Lots of things keep me going!
This is actually a very difficult question! There are so many authors that I admire. A series of novels that have recently stuck with me and someone who’s writing style I very much admire is Sarah Maas. Of her novels, I think my current favorite is Heir of Fire, but I reserve judgment as she has more books coming out this year. I particularly enjoy Ms. Maas’s complex characters and outstanding world building.
What’s your favorite book?
*Raises hand* My name is Courtney Brandt and I rarely
never buy physical copies of books. Honestly, shamefully I do not even have hard copies of all of my books. Essentially, goodness do I like adverbs this morning being an expat for 9 years, lugging around books is difficult and expensive. It’s why I love e-books and will never go back.