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.
Charlie N. Holmberg is a Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestselling author, whose debut series, The Paper Magician, has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company. Her stand-alone novel, Followed by Frost, was nominated for a 2016 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance, and her novel The Fifth Doll won the 2018 Whitney award for Speculative Fiction. She is a board member for Deep Magic Ezine. Visit her at http://www.charlienholmberg.com.
Wolf: Thanks for coming to Wolf Notes today. I hope Disney decides to do The Paper Magician. If you could be any animal in the universe, what would it be and why?
Charlie: Probably something that flies. A bald eagle, maybe. Flies, strong, and it’s protected.
Wolf: Beautiful birds. If you had to pick a weapon, what would it be and why?
Charlie: A machine gun because it’s thorough.
Wolf: Remind me not to get on your bad side. What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?
Charlie: Give them a happy ending. 😉
Wolf: What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?
Charlie: Read my Numina trilogy and find out! 😉
Wolf: I’ll have to do that. You’ve just been turned into a plant. Describe yourself.
Charlie: I’m thick as an ancient tree trunk, tall and strong, with giant flowers that smell wonderful but also eat any bugs that try to nest on/in me.
Wolf: Cool. While walking in the woods you come across…
Charlie: A beautiful cottage that is available for sale at an amazing price…
Wolf: Sold. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Charlie: The ability to intimidate people. Kind of like the rioters in Mistborn. Especially if it works through the Internet.
Wolf: Yikes. There is a door at the end of a dark, damp corridor. You hear rumbling. What do you do?
Charlie: Most likely I would not open it and run. I’ve seen horror movies, you know. My sense of self-preservation is very high.
Wolf: What happened to the machine gun? What five items would you want to have in a post-cataclysmic world?
Charlie: A gun, ammo, my scriptures, glasses, and one of those water-purifying straws (off the top of my head)
Wolf: Do you have a favorite character?
Charlie: Alvie from The Plastic Magician.
Wolf: You seem to have a few magicians. What is your favorite body of water and why? (river, ocean, waterfall, puddle, bottle…)
Charlie: Being generic, probably a lake. A smallish lake. Oceans kind of scare me (but I do love watching shark movies…).
Wolf: What story are you working on now?
Charlie: A troll romance.
Wolf: Sounds fun. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Charlie: Spending time with my family!
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