Hello everyone! I’ve come back with a special announcement! I’m doing my first ever blog collaboration! Today the wonderful and sweet Katherine (who has a great sense of humor 😉 ) is here to be interviewed and I am being interviewed over on Teen Writers’ Nook, if you want to go read that after this. 😉 We decided to ask each other different questions in three categories and I gotta say, I especially loved her answers to the Writing category. *grins* (And I just now realized I forgot to ask my signature question! I didn’t ask her who her favourite character is! *facepalm* XD) Okay, no more stalling, onward to the interview! (My questions are in bold and Katherine’s answers are in normal text.)
What is the first Disney movie you remember watching?
Um . . . *thinks really hard* probably one of those first Disney princess movies. Like, Cinderella, Snow White, or Sleeping Beauty. I can’t remember which one I watched first, but I’m pretty certain it’s one of those three.
Who are your top five favourite princesses?
All the princesses are amazing, but if I have to choose then my top five fav would be Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Tianna, Jasmine, and Giselle (from Enchanted – yes, she counts! ;p).
Which Disney song can you listen to on repeat all day?
SPEECHLESS, but honestly I could list here a lot of Disney songs. For instance, every single one from the live-action Aladdin including the deleted song, “I Have a Dream” (Tangled), “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (The Lion King), all the Frozen ones, “Part of Your World” (The Little Mermaid), “That’s How You Know” (Enchanted), “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” (Mulan), and so many more!!!
Fairy Tale Questions:
Which fairy tale author do you like best? i.e. Hans Christian Andersen, The Grimm Brothers, Andrew Lang, etc.
Hmm, probably The Grimm Brothers. I feel like I’ve read more of their fairy tales. Plus, they’ve written some of my favorites!!!
Do you have a favourite fairy tale?
*gasp* I have to choose a favorite fairy tale?! XD Ok ok, well, I really like Rapunzel. But I also like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, The Swan Princess, and The Princess and the Pea (which I’m still waiting for Disney to make a movie based off it btw).
So, let’s just count all of those as one. XD
Do you have plans to rewrite any fairy tales? (Had to throw an extra writing question in. ;p)
Eeee, I LOVE this question!!!! 😀 I hope to have more ideas in the future, but for now I do have one story that I started back in the fall, but my current WIP demanded more of my attention. XD Anyway, my story idea is about a crown prince. The more I worked on the story the more I saw “Cinderella” elements sneaking their way into it. The prince has a stepmother, there’s a scene where a princess’s shoe falls off and my prince puts it back on her foot, he’ll end up working as a servant, etc. So, my story is probably going to be a reimagined fairy tale more than a retelling. Oh, and I do have another Cinderella-type story idea where the boy is a servant for his uncle. So, yeah, that’s where I’m at with fairy tale retellings. 😉
How did you fall in love with writing?
A combination of things caused me to fall in love with writing. But the two main things are 1) I saw writing as a creative challenge that I wanted to tackle, and 2) *cue dramatic effect* it started with a secret! *crickets chirping* Ok, fine, I’ll be more specific. 2) is Secret of the Red Diamond by Kimberly Perry. To the best of my memory, when my mom was writing her novel I decided that I wanted to be an author like her. Now anytime I need encouragement, I’ll pull her book off the bookshelf and remind myself of why I started writing.
Which author would you say has influenced your writing the most?
Probably between E. D. Baker and Gail Carson Levine. (Baker and Levine have been my favorite authors since forever!!!!) I don’t know about my “writer voice”, but my stories have a lot of magic, royalty, and fairy tale-like qualities just like Baker’s and Levine’s books.
What is your current WIP about?
My current WIP (called Behind the Blade, Without the Wings) is about a princess and a commander whose people hate each other, and technically they did too until they fell in love and decided to put an end to hatred. War is about to break out again. But if the princess and commander can unite, then they might be able to prevent another war.
Thank you, Katherine for answering all my questions! I loved reading them! And I agree with you on all those songs. *grins* Wait, I didn’t know there was a deleted song from live-action Aladdin! *rushes of to give it a listen* Okay, yup, new fav song. XD