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.
Wolf: Give a big wolf welcome to Esther T. Jones.
A voracious reader, Esther T. Jones has been writing stories in her head since she was five. She calls the United States her home, and when not writing can be found gardening, playing flute and piano, and designing costumes centered around her novels.
At present, Jones is working on her second novel: Thorunn, an exciting new Young Adult Sci-fi work.
Wolf: It’s always nice to meet a fellow dreamer/writer/costumer. If you could be any animal in the universe, what would it be and why?
Esther: If I could be any animal in the universe, I’d choose to be a cat. They’re fierce and independent and very aesthetically pleasing.
Wolf: That they are. What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten?
Esther: The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten (on New Year’s, as part of a friend’s family tradition) was an insect that is apparently a delicacy for pregnant women in South America. Never again. Never, never.
Wolf: I have to admit; I’ve never tried to eat any bug on purpose. If you had to pick a weapon, what would it be and why?
Esther: I favor the bow. One of my absolute favorite stories growing up was “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (and I’ve had the wonderful privilege of being able to visit Sherwood Forest) so I’ve practiced archery on and off since childhood, and I enjoy making my own bows for cosplays and such.
Wolf: I LOVE archery. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Esther: I think being able to fly would be so neat! I’d be a world traveler.
Wolf: That seems to be a very popular super power. There is a door at the end of a dark, damp corridor. You hear rumbling. What do you do?
Esther: Depends on whether or not I have my bow with me. But if I do, I see myself creeping toward the door, holding my breath as it opens a crack, just enough to let a sliver of light peep through. Slowly, I knock an arrow to the bow string and drop into a half crouch, ready to face what lurks just beyond…
Wolf: Spoken like a true adventurer. What is your favorite body of water and why? (river, ocean, waterfall, puddle, bottle…)
Esther: This might seem odd, but I love the gym swimming pool. It’s a place I’ve always associated with peaceful calm, and doing laps is very soothing. The ocean is a close second however – the sound of the waves washes away all stresses or worries.
Wolf: Interesting. I can smell chlorine just thinking about a pool. What story are you working on now?
Esther: Currently I’m working on “Thorunn” a YA novel that is a bit of a culture clash, a little bit of a conspiracy, and a good bit of an adventure story, featuring two teen protagonists – Laine and Kenton – who could not be more different. It’s sci-fi, so I’ve had a lot of fun making up new planets, moons, weapons and transportation, flora and fauna, the weather, and even some deadly diseases that may or may not impact the lives of the main characters.
Wolf: Creating new worlds is a lot of fun. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Esther: When I’m not writing, music is my life – I teach and play flute and piano almost every single day and am actively involved in my alma mater’s community music ensembles. I also love gardening and taking close up pictures of the vegetables and flowers. There’s nothing like fresh grilled zucchini or a sweet-smelling bouquet I picked myself. And of course, I love to read!
Wolf: Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by. Connect with Esther at these links:
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