It’s another fun day on the page. I’m posing the 10 questions to be answered in 10 words to author M.R.Pritchard.
This is not M.R. Pritchard. That is a mystery man, a man of many other questions.
This is Meredith. THIS is her website.
She likes books, coffee and rum. She lives near the shores of Lake Ontario where she spends her days reading and writing and watching the snowfall.
Fun Fact: I used to visit a friend in college in this same area of NY. My family lives twenty miles away.
Okay. Back to business. You know how the game is played. I ask the 10 questions. The author must answer each one in 10 words or less.
- I want to buy you a drink. You can have whatever you want. What do you order, and where are we?
Captain Morgan with Diet Pepsi. We’re on a sandy beach
Now what would your protagonist order, and where would they be?
Morgan would order a beer; she’d be at a quiet lake.
- Write your life’s story—so far—in ten words.
College then a real job to fund my writing dreams.
- A young writer approaches you and asks you to read their work and give an honest critique. It sucks. What do you say?
Put this in a drawer and write three more books.
- You win the Edgar. How are you celebrating?
In a dark bar with my husband, discussing our future.
- You have to complete one of these two tasks in front of a large audience of admirers and haters: 1. Karaoke 2. Soul Train style solo dance. In 10 words, give the name of the song and a description of your performance.
Karaoke. King Missile’s Detachable Penis, flat-affect talk-singing perfection.
- List ten unique things on or around your writing space.
Baby Groot bobble head, impressionist painting of a park my daughter painted with a Q-tip when she was 6, A Jets Valentine’s day card from my husband, a pencil holder filled with fine-point sharpies, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire paperback, a Shepadoodle named Stevie, Write Drunk Edit Sober coffee mug, my old iPhone 4 that I just replaced but can’t part with, cinnamon scented wax burner and a stack of LET HER GO proofs.
- Your agent calls and says he has a book deal in the works, but you’ll have to switch genres to make millions. What do you do?
Depends on the genre… I’d give it a try though.
- A famous NYC deli is naming a sandwich after you, what is it called and what’s in it?
The Upstater: wild turkey, local sharp cheddar, fresh roma tomatoes, fresh basil on homemade bread with a light layer of mayo and salt and pepper. (I’m sorry that’s more than 10 words, but it’s delicious!)
- You can be any fictional character for a day— just 24 hours. Who are you and why?
Katniss Everdeen, because… Katniss Everdeen.
- Forget about writing for a minute. If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing—if you had all the education and money you’d ever need to be able to take any job, anywhere?
I’d still be doing research in the lab.
Right now, you can pre-order M.R. Pritchard’s new book and Kindle Scout selection Let Her Go.
After the tragic death of her perfect husband, Morgan Sullivan’s life is in a downward spiral. She’s left picking up the pieces of her shattered world while the tabloids, pesky neighbors, and an eight-point buck seem to haunt her. The only thing keeping Morgan grounded is her recently discovered love for running. But everything changes when Morgan learns her husband was keeping secrets, including leaving her to run his successful gym with her newly acquired business partner, stoic MMA fighter Nick “The Strangler” Stacks. Will Morgan’s second chance at love be a fight to the end?
Thanks for playing, Meredith!
If you have any other questions/comments for Meredith, or would like to suggest an author to play the game, please comment below, or drop me an email. I know I want to ask her about Stevie the Shepadoodle. What the heck does a Shepadoodle look like? Especially the “a” part?
Thanks for stopping in.