Happy Friday! Today’s guest is Avon Gale. Thanks, Avon!
To know more about Avon Gale, check out avongalewrites.com or see what she’s up to on Facebook and Twitter (@avongalewrites). Her latest literary triumph is the novella Conversation Hearts, available here.
1) If you were a Dream Date Coordinator, what all would you plan for a couple whose first date had been a disaster?
I would send them to an amusement park, because who can’t have fun on roller coasters?
2) Terribleawesome TV Movies: Lifetime, Hallmark, or SyFy?
SyFy all the way! Though I will not say no to the others. I just happen to like things with robots and giant animal monsters. Especially in the same movie.
3) Conversation hearts or chocolate roses?
Conversation Hearts! Okay, not really, unless they’re the kind that taste like good ol’ sugar instead of chalk. I like dark chocolate, but not milk chocolate unless something else is involved, like peanut butter 😀
4) What is your favorite word?
If you look through my manuscripts before I edit them, probably “almost.” I’m on a mission to stop using that word so much! But I do really love the word Sacrosanct. It just looks pleasing and I like how it sounds 😀
5) Which Valentines that you gave out as a kid were just the coolest ever?
Oh man, I know I had some pretty sweet Transformer Valentines back in the 80’s. And I also vaguely remember having some that came with these suckers where it was next to impossible to get the plastic wrap off of them. I’m not sure these were cool as much as really annoying, though!
Avon Gale wrote her first story at the age of seven, about a “Space Hat” hanging on a rack and waiting for that special person to come along and purchase it — even if it was a bit weirder than the other, more normal hats. Like all of Avon’s characters, the space hat did get its happily ever after — though she’s pretty sure it was with a unicorn. She likes to think her vocabulary has improved since then, but the theme of quirky people waiting for their perfect match is still one of her favorites. Avon grew up in the southern United States, and now lives with her very patient husband in a liberal midwestern college town. When she’s not writing, she’s either doing some kind of craft project that makes a huge mess, reading, watching horror movies, listening to music or yelling at her favorite hockey team to get it together, already. Avon is always up for a road trip, adores Kentucky bourbon, thinks nothing is as stress relieving as a good rock concert and will never say no to candy. At one point, Avon was the mayor of both Jazzercise and Lollicup on Foursquare. This tells you basically all you need to know about her as a person.