Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in our lives.
Meg Eden’s work is published or forthcoming in magazines including Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO and CV2. She teaches creative writing at Anne Arundel Community College. She has five poetry chapbooks, and her novel “Post-High School Reality Quest” is published with California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Books. Find her online at http://www.megedenbooks.com or on Twitter at @ConfusedNarwhal
Wolf: If you could be any animal in the universe, what would it be and why?
Meg: A bird. I’ve always wanted to fly.
Wolf: I like the idea of flying as well. At least as long as I’m not actually flying. (Ask my kids about me on a plane.) What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?
Meg: Coagulated pig’s blood soup in Thailand.
Wolf: Can’t say as though I’ve tried that one. If you had to pick a weapon, what would it be and why?
Meg: I always pick archers in my strategy games, so probably a bow and arrow. I love long range weapons and the idea of being able to hide in a tree instead of being in close combat.
Wolf: That’s my pick too. I love archery. What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?
Meg: I don’t know if I’ve done much of anything nice for my characters… >_>
Wolf: Do you consider yourself a cat person, or a dog person?
Meg: I used to be all the way a dog person, anti-cat and all too, until I got married and we got a cat. Now I’m a non-discriminating animal lover J
Wolf: While walking in the woods you come across…
Meg: An abandoned theme park!
Wolf: Fun. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Meg: Time travel! Writing is the closest I get to this, but I’d love to go back in time and watch history happen.
Wolf: The world is about to end. What is the first thing you do?
Meg: I feel like my instinct would be to pack my bag full of non-perishables like crackers and power bars. Old habits die hard.
Wolf: Which of your characters is your favorite?
Meg: Whichever MC I’m currently writing. J
Wolf: What story are you working on now?
Meg: I’m currently rewriting the novel that got me my first agent! It’s an old project that needs a lot of work, but it’s fun to see how much it’s changing and how I read it differently after all this time!
Wolf: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Meg: Playing video games and watching game playthroughs, doodling, scrollsawing, walking.
Wolf: Thanks for stopping by. You can learn more about Meg Eden at these link:
Facebook: Meg Eden Writes Poems