Guest Author & A Giveaway: Megan Hart

Well it’s the first Tuesday of the month again! Let’s welcome October by welcoming Ms. Megan Hart to the blog! (It’s fitting because she’s got this new zombie serial out as well – you should check it out!) She chose to do an author interview. [Not?] Surprisingly, she’s not that chatty. Very succinct – which works for her often gritty writing.

So without further ado, the questions! Oh, but today? I barged my way in and added commentary. Guess I’m feeling especially bratty. :X Sorry for muscling in on your interview, Ms. Hart!

Did you play sports as a kid? If you could be a professional athlete of any sport, what would it be? BWAHAHAHA! SPORTS! OH, hahahahhahaaha. *wipes tear* No. No sports. Of any kind.

Putting your writing/author skills to the test… ๐Ÿ˜‰ how does oneย  “drop it like it’s hot”? Can you do that move?I believe one drops it like it’s hot by squatting suddenly on the dance floor without falling over, then getting back up in a smooth, graceful move. Um. Can I do it? I can try… (I’m just impressed someone finally knows what “drop it like it’s hot” is. For all that it’s such a common phrase, so few people know!)

Would you rather be a unicorn, fairy, or a pirate? PIRATE! (I’m realizing I forgot to add the all important why here…)

What’s your favorite vegetable? Least favorite? How do you like it prepared? Hmm. Broccoli is my favorite, in any preparation. Lima beans would be my least favorite, especially in succotash. Succotash is the devil’s concoction.

If you ever had to teach middle school, which subject would you choose to teach? Why? If I ever had to teach middle school, I believe I would jump off a cliff.

How’d you come up with your author name? And “tagline’? My parents gave me my name. The tagline, “read in bed” just sort of happened, I wish I could tell you exactly how. But anything I said would be a lie, since I don’t remember.

What was your favorite book as a child? I loved Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, all the Wizard of Oz stories. Anne of Green Gables. (I’ve never heard of Trixie Belden! But I love all the rest. Love.)

Do you eat marshmallows straight out of the bag, hold them at the edge of the fire till theyโ€™re lightly golden brown, or torch โ€˜em till theyโ€™re black and crackly on the outside? I do eat them out of the bag but really like them toasted golden brown!

What would you put in your ideal candy bar? Peanut butter, chocolate and something crunchy. Maybe caramel too.

What tv show do you wish was still on the air? Or alternatively, what’s your favorite tv show ever? Hmmm. My favorite TV show ever, of all time, would have to be Supernatural. As for shows I wish were still on the air, I just can’t think of any…maybe the X Files, if it hadn’t started to suck so bad at the end.

What is the super power you would most like to have? And least like to have? I’d like to be able to snap my fingers like Mary Poppins and have everything clean itself. I think I wouldn’t like to be able to read minds, that would be terrible. (I agree on the mind reading. It’s not very useful without being able to control the person – all moral/ethics issues aside – and could be so hurtful.)

What’s the first type of alcohol you ever tried to drink? Will you you still drink it now? What’s your current favorite? Type and/or mixed? The very first alcohol I ever tried to drink was sloe gin. I don’t even know if that’s a real thing, so no, I wouldn’t drink it now. I don’t drink very much, but I like margaritas and whiskey. (Not at the same time.) Jameson is my preferred whiskey though I was thinking of branching out and giving something else a try.

Would you rather live and deal with dinosaurs, or ice age animals? Hmm. Dinosaurs, at least it would be warm.

What would be the ultimate animal? You can use any creature real or mythical, and combine up to five. Oh, lord. I suppose a sharktopusgatorantula would be horrific. (I’d like to see a picture of that please… ;))

I’m *pretty* sure Superman is your favorite super hero. So why him over Wolverine, or Batman, Green Lantern, Iron Man, etc? And who do you most prefer as an actor depiction/in film? Hmm. I like Batman too. But Superman’s just such a nice, good guy. I like both the Christopher Reeve version as well as Brandon Routh’s.

Megan is giving away a copy of Virtue and Vice and whatever promo goodies she has at the moment. Good deal, yeah? So – here’s how you enter: comment and ask Megan any question you want. As wacky or as serious as you like. Or, answer one of the questions I asked her. Or try your hand at drawing a sharktopusgatorantula.

The winner will be drawn on Saturday, so get chatty!

0 thoughts on “Guest Author & A Giveaway: Megan Hart

  1. Julie Newberry

    Hi Megan,
    love the name of your ultimate animal, Sorry Limecello I have not drawn you a picture, but sounds super scary, I just wondered Megan who do you listen to when writing? I have noticed many authors like to listen to music while tapping away at their book, Thank-you for your response in advance x x


  2. Tanja H

    I always want to know what made an author write that first book. Did you decide in grade school that if being an astronaut didn’t work you would write; or did one day you pick up a “pen” and write?

  3. Portia Da Costa

    Super interview! Many thanks Megan and Lime. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Not a question… more a bit of info. Sloe gin is real. My mum used to make it. Gin, obviously, sloes [small plum type fruit] and I think some sugar is involved to make it sweet. She always used to make a batch for Christmas and I used to love it. Haven’t had any for years though.

  4. Megan

    Julie — Right now, I’m listening to a lot of Christopher Dallman, I just love that guy and he released a new EP, so he’s at the top of my list. Also a lot of pop songs with good dance beats — LMFAO for example.

    Danielle — It’s purple and red. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hmm. Recommend. Well, for promotion and pure fun, I enjoy the Romantic Times Convention. I’ve only gone to RWA’s National Conference once, and can’t speak about its workshops or anything as I didn’t go to any, but I’ve heard it’s really informative.

    Tanja: I’ve always written stories, ever since I could! By age 12 I figured I wanted to write for a living.

    Bianca: I don’t foresee ever writing Navy Seals, sorry!

  5. Corinne Bridges

    Hmmmmmm, the first time I ever had toooooo much to drink was on rum, YUCK, to this day I cannot stomach it. Man did it ever leave an after taste, that lasted two weeks…..ohhhhhh what a headache!! Gin….you might as well drink kerosene!! I also tried drinking a Canadian beer by Molson…that was like molasses!! Megan always has great giveaways!!! Good luck everyone!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. June M.

    First, I must say I love your answer to teaching middle school. I subbed Art in middle school ONE day….I hated it! Little brats, lol. I would much rather have about any other age.

    Now, this is gonna sound real bad but my first alcohol was beer. Back when I was in elementary school (like 2nd/3rd grade at the oldest) I remember my dad giving my brother and I beer to share. I loved the taste of it (still do really). However, my favorite would be tequila, straight up. Yum! But even with all that, I have never really liked getting drunk. I would get a good buzz, then quit. And I haven’t drank even a beer in about 5 or 6 years (take blood thinners and alcohol interferes with it).

  7. Mary Preston

    I can’t even pronounce sharktopusgatorantula, let alone draw it. You are on you own with that.

    Forget about Middle School, I work in Early Childhood, try that for a living.


  8. Jen B.

    I tutor elementary school kids but I agree that middle school kids might make me jump off a cliff. Honestly, the kindergarteners scare the daylights out of me! They are just so sweet and innocent and they want to be in constant motion! Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Pomma

    I was in college to become a middle school English teacher, and wanted to teach in the alternative education area as I fully know just how successful they can be with the right minded teachers. It takes a certain attitude to teach in that area, and I was most fortunate to be a graduate of a wonderful alternative high school that still functions with high number of graduates to this day.
    I just discovered Megan Hart’s Order of Solace books couple of months ago and have them on my must have list. I’ve read nothing but wonderful things about them..*S*
    Thank you for giveaway!


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