I wonder if it's a delayed tension/stress reaction from last month. If so, I'm grateful for the delay, as I couldn't have afforded to lose a weekend in October, but I'm even more perplexed by the mystery which is my physiology.
fosteronfilm made sympathetic noises, plied me with snackie tidbits, and let me use him as a shoulder support, and we had a Kevin Kline romantic comedy marathon, starting with Dave, then progressing to In & Out, Fierce Creatures, French Kiss, A Fish Called Wanda, and wrapping up with Soapdish. So yeah, not great on the productivity front, but it did force me to have a leisurely weekend.
The senior editor of Mirrorstone Books sent out a little promo meme to the authors of Magic in the Mirrorstone for their website, and a meme is meant to be posted. Ergo, my answers:
My Name: Eugie Foster
Title of story in Magic in the Mirrorstone:
"Princess Bufo marinus, Also Known as Amy"
Sum up your story in one sentence:
A modern-day adaptation of "The Frog Prince" where a young man's loyalty and compassion will decide the fate of an imperiled PDA, an overdue English paper, and Amy, the frog—err, toad—princess.
When I was a teen, I thought I would have a career as a:
Psychologist. Up until my second year of graduate school, I expected my future to be filled with lab coats, clipboards, and enigmatic statements of "hmmm."
Favorite book when I was a teen
I can't pick just one! Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, Dune by Frank Herbert, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee . . .
Favorite magical spell?
Brain Clonus Temperarus - I need a second brain I can sit in a corner that can read everything piled up in my library that I haven't been able to find the time for.
If I could have one magic item, what would it be?
A Stick of Prodding. Also being an editor, I find myself frequently needing to poke, prod, cajole, and coerce other writers come deadline crunch. I can see it now: "Hey, your article’s due tomorrow!" *prod* "How's the assignment coming along? *poke* Actually, could I have a Stick of Time Multiplication instead?
Which is better: zombies or unicorns?
Can I get a zombie unicorn?
Why you should read Magic in the Mirrorstone
Because it's brilliant, of course!
- 31-day personal pass with feedback and an invite to try again from Clockwork Phoenix.