Today, as part of the blog tour for Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe I have the pleasure of having author Shelley Coriell here on the blog to do some word associations. So here is what she had to say.
What is the first thing that comes to mind for each word/phrase...
Book: Venice. I'm working on my BIG book, a contemp YA set partially in Renaissance Venice. My desk is piled with Italian travel guides and history books.
Travel: Venice. Can you see a trend here? I love this Northern Italian city's sun drenched canals, crumbling old buildings, and elegance. Not to mention a history bursting with centuries of passion and intrigue.
Childhood: Animals. I spent my summers at zoo camps and wanted to be a vet until my senior year of high school. That's when our family vet invited me to scrub in for out family dog's surgery. At the first sight of blood, I fainted and decided to become a writer.
Winter: Snow skiing. My husband is a HUGE ski nut. Me? I like hot chocolate and cute ear muffs.
Computer: Pink hippopotamus. A tiny one made out of Model Magic sits on my computer.
Writing: Venice. Sorry. I've been working on this thing for two years.
"First thing in the morning...": I make a steamy cup of green tea and hug my dog. No, that's wrong. I hug my dog then make tea. My dog, a rescue weim, is very needy.
Twitter: We're at the casual dating/flirting stage.
Television: Downton Abbey.
Sunshine: Home. I live in central Arizona, home to 300+ days of sunshine a year.
"At night...": Before I drift off to sleep, I give thanks for five things. Tonight I will thanks for: the color green, my friend Susan, book bloggers, firefighters, and strawberries.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Emilie. May your world be filled with good books and great people.
Thank you to Sherry Coriell for stopping by doing these word associations. To learn more about Chloe's high school radio and win a $50 electronic/radio store gift certificate or one of ten CHLOE swag packs, got to Shelley Coriell's website, www.shelleycoriell.com/blog/. Good luck to all!
And be sure to also follow the rest of the blog tour through The Teen Book Scene.