Friday, August 15, 2008

Serials and Scenarios ~ Tracey Bateman Serves it Up

Scroll down if you missed the review and chapter one link of ... That's (not exactly) Amore.

Tracey delivers up a bit of quirk from the Dregs menu.

Fiction character you would most like to be or most identify with and why?

Anne of Green Gables, because she never does the same wrong thing twice.

If you could ask any person, living or dead, a random question -- what question would you ask of whom?

Samson (from the Bible)What were you THINKING dude?

Some out there in writing land have strange rituals.

Not me. I pretty much go with the flow. Rituals annoy me.

If you could change something in any novel, what would you change about it and why?

Rhett would give a Damn, because in my heart, he truly did.

What crayon in the box describes you on a good day? Bad day? Which one do you aspire to be?

If I aspired to be colored wax, I'd seriously consider getting help. I mean, I'm already considering it, but it has nothing to do with crayons.

Favorite turn of phrase or word picture, in literature or movie.

It was the best of Times it was the worst of times... from A Tale of Two cities. I think the world is in this mode right now. We have technology to accomplish just about anything man can dream and yet evil is rampant and people still go to bed hungry in the US and we still haven't figured out how to live in peace (although Jesus said we wouldn't), IT truly is the best of times and the worst of times. Very cool writing, I think.

If you were assured of writing a best-seller, what genre would it be? Give us a sliver of information, a characteristic or glimpse of a scene.

I truly don't know. Probably women's fiction with an imperfect heroine and lots of real issues. I'd love to write something that deals with the afterpain of abortion or spousal abuse.

What period of history intrigues you the most?

It used to be the Civil War Era. But lately I'm more of an in the moment kind of gal. I'm intrigued with what the future will say of us in history. What choices have we as a society as a church as individuals made that will leave a lasting legacy for those who will follow?:

What makes you feel alive?


Book, music, person, food you would take with you on a very long trip.

Music...Cold Play, Sanctus Real, Juno soundtrak. Unless it's a long ROAD trip, then I'd leave th kids at home and go by myself with my music and pretzels.

Favorite season and why?

Summer, because it's hot, winter because it's cold, Spring because it's fresh, fall because my mom likes it best and I like my mom.

Favorite chore

Is that a joke?

Grammatical pet peeve…sound off.

When someone says "These...something IS (instead of "are"). We get that a lot here in the Ozarks, I'm afraid

Societal pet peeve…sound off.

Hungry kids--this ought not be.

Thanks, Tracey. Have a great weekend all-ya