Get to Know Me Tag #Author

I’ve never done anything like this on my blog and thought I’d share a bit of insight about myself for any one who’s interested (no one is, but let’s pretend you are *wink*). So here’s to you learning more about me, the author/blogger/random posting person that is me *smile*

Get to know me tag:

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Inge Saunders

Who are you named after?

One of my aunts (on my mother’s side) was really into the German language at one point in her life and loved the names ‘Inge’ and ‘Ulrike’, and she insisted on giving them to me. At that point she didn’t have children yet. So my full name is Inge Ulrike Saunders, courtesy of my aunt. Thanks. A lot. I love this for me. German names with an English surname. Yay colonialism. *laughs

Do you like your handwriting?

Nope. My handwriting has never been the best, and since I’ve become used to typing everything, it has become worse over the years. When I used to be a teacher and had to write on the white board the kids would always complain…so yeah. Not good. Not something anyone would want me to do. Definitely not a superpower.

What’s your favorite lunch meat?

That would be chicken, preferably with crisp salad and lashings of mayonnaise.

Longest relationship.

*pauses* Uh…do I have to make a statement here…uh…*starts nervous laughing*

Do you still have your tonsils?

Yep.

Would you bungee jump?

No. Hard no.

Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

If I have shoes with laces on, yes.

Favorite ice-cream?

Ooh, so many so little time. Ha. Though if I was required to eat one flavour for the rest of my days I’d say I could tolerate vanilla without getting bored of it.

What’s the first thing you notice about people?

I do believe the eyes are the windows to the soul, so I notice the eyes first.

Football or baseball?

Football? As in soccer? Or American’s version of rugby? Ha, I can do this all day. Either way I’m not into these two sports. A sport I would prefer above them is tennis *smiles*

What color pants are you wearing?

Pink shorts.

Last thing you ate?

Had Curry Roti for lunch. So YUM.

If you were a crayon what color would you be?

Sky blue.

Favorite smell?

Fresh citrus scents. They instantly wake me up.

Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?

A building contracter.

Hair color?

Born with light brown hair that became dark brown as I became older, and I used to dye it chocolate brown with highlights, but I now have gone full on black. So hair color is black. For now.

Eye color?

Brown, or in romance writer’s world, chestnut brown.

Favorite food to eat?

I could live off South African braai food for the rest of my life *laughs* That’s barbeque for the rest of the world *wink*

Scary movies or happy endings?

I’m grew up loving both. Getting the pants scared off me and melting at chick flick endings…eeek! Also Bruce Willis. And sci-fi movies.

Last movie you watched?

Captian Marvel.

Favorite holiday?

Christmas!

Beer or wine?

Neither. Bubbly. Irish Coffee. Non-alcoholic cocktails.

Night owl or early bird?

Night owl.

Favorite day of the week?

Wednesday.

Three or (four) favorite authors you want to learn more about?

Carole Mortimer. I follow her on Twitter and think we’re friends on Facebook.
Penny Reid. Love her intelligent, funny as heck, romances. Brenda Jackson. I’m so late to this wonderful author.

And that’s me in a nutshell! Hope that answers some of your burning questions (that you never had about me lols).

Oh and here’s my nephew and his favourite hero..btw don’t tell him I know Spiderman is named Spiderman and not Spiderboots. I like messing with him *laughs*
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Inside These Lines welcomes Author Leenna Naidoo

m_Leenna Everyday

1. Tell me a bit about yourself.

The writer in me dabbles in a little bit of most things: romance, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, and everything in between. In the real world, I dabble in design, teaching and, occasionally, baking for very special people.

2. What inspires you to write?

Places, people, imagined incidents…anything really:-D

The desert, in Yulin (China), was one place which inspired me greatly. It was truly amazing to write Situation No Win–set in some of the places I was then exploring–during my stay there. Coffee-shops also inspire me; especially if they are set on a corner and have a view of the sky. For me, that creates good writing chi 😀

3. What project are you most excited about right now?

It’s exciting to be relaunching Situation No Win. It’s a little nerve-wracking because I’m way behind schedule. I still have to redesign the cover and complete the new edit. I’m in two minds about this whole project because, while I love the story and believe it needs to be reintroduced to more readers, I still want to complete my other novel for the year, The Incident At Wolfe Creek, which also began as a NanoWriMo attempt.

4. Which authors are you currently hooked on? Any recommendations.

These past two months I haven’t been able to read as much as I’d like to, so I’m still in a historical fiction mood. I loved Millie Thom’s Shadow of the Raven and am looking forward to the rest of the series.
On my current TBR list are: A Love That Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne, and Silent In The Grave by Deanna Raybourn; both of which look like they will satisfy my craving for an Elizabeth Peters style story.

5. If one of your books could be made into a movie, which one? And why?

Settle Down Now without a doubt. It’s fun, quirky, PG and set in some of my favourite scenic places–the North coast of Durban, Scotland, and the Indian Ocean. There’s lots of action and romance to satisfy everyone. I also think Charmaine and Rob speak to all of us who are flawed and coping with our situations the best we can.

 

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Find out more about Settle Down Now here: https://leennanaidoo.wordpress.com/whats-on-with-charmaine-and-rob/

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/373390

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/settle-down-now/id979315878?mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/settle-down-now

You can find Leenna on her blog: http://www.leennanaidoo.wordpress.com

Excerpt:

Nathan chuckled.

Gillian continued, “Just to give you an idea, Surf City, Nathan is being likened to a cross between Adonis and Charming Tantrum by our producer. Charmaine’s sitting across from me, her hair standing up on end more than ever, looking pale and nervous, like that girl at the dance who never gets noticed–Wallpaper Girl. What do you have to say to her, then Nate? You going to ask her to dance?”

The production assistant had materialised beside me with Joss’s note. ‘Speak! Ask him questions. Be interested. Remember what I taught you. Smile. And don’t screw this up. He’s utterly, gorgeously hot! And very photogenic.’ Thanks for nothing Joss. That’s exactly what I didn’t need to know.

“Of course I am, Mike. She’s the most interesting girl in the room.” Nathan chuckled again, sounding amazingly seductive for someone who claimed to have just come off a twelve hour shift on a stressful job.

“Well, Nate, what are you waiting for. Go talk to her!” commanded Gillian.

Nathan obeyed. “So, Charmaine. I know you don’t know me from Jack, but I’d really like to get to know you better. You seem genuine, down to earth and love dogs as much as I do. I think we have a lot more in common and I’d like to at least be friends.” Joss was jumping up and down in excitement. Nathan, it seemed was everyone’s dream come true.

There was an awkward silence. It took a second or two for me to realise that I was the one everyone was looking at. Gillian was gesticulating meaningfully to the forgotten sheet of prepared questions. “Er.., that sound’s great, Nathan. But do you mind if I ask you a few questions first?”

“Not at all, Charmaine. Shoot?”

“Great. Thanks. Erm…,” I scanned the sheet. ‘What would be your perfect date? Who is the person you admire the most? What is your biggest dream?’ And so the list went. Superficial, useless… “Erm, yes,” I decided to ad-lib, “So, Nathan, why did you break up with your last girlfriend?”