Friday Fun Five

Happy Friday! This week begins a new feature I’ve dreamed up to host: Friday Fun Five. Five fun questions I’ll pose to various people in the writing world. Every Friday there will be a new guest and a new set of questions. Huge hugs and thanks to the delightful Alyssa Cole for helping me kick things off!

To know more about Alyssa, check out or see what she’s up to on twitter (@AlyssaColeLit). Her latest literary triumphs are Radio Silence and Agnes Moor’s Wild Knight and are available here.


Friday Fun Five: Q&A

1) If you could bring one fantasy creature to life which would you choose?

Okay, this question has one obvious answer: Falkor the luck dragon from The Neverending Story. He’s cute, furry, and I’d never have to worry about airfare again.


2) Do you have a green thumb or a black thumb?

I am a plant killer. Whereas plants begin blooming when my mom walks by, I didn’t inherit that trait. Some of my plants have jumped out of their pots rather than be under my care.

3) IKEA and Pottery Barn decor or a mix of antiques and thrift store finds?

IKEA! Mostly for the meatballs.

4) What’s your favorite word?

Judging from the word I have to cut out of my manuscripts the most: ministrations.

5) Say there’s no limit on budget or materials. Design your dream piece of jewelry.

Ooo! The first piece of real jewelry I ever got to pick for myself was a full-finger ring that looked like it was from a suit of armor. I’d try to recreate that, but I’d have all of my favorite literary quotes inscribed in tiny lettering on the ring.

Alyssa Cole is a science editor, pop culture nerd, and romance junkie who splits her time between fast-paced NYC and island-paced life in the Caribbean. In addition to writing, she founded and hosted the Jefferson Market Library Romance Book Club, in addition toAlyssa and Girly teaching Romance Writing for Beginners.  When she’s not busy writing, traveling, and learning French, she can be found watching anime with her real-life romance hero.


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