Maria V. Snyder is one of my favorite authors, and I’m thrilled to have her on the blog again! Since we did a more in depth interview the last time, I thought we’d do a fun little Q&A!
Please welcome Maria back to the blog!
What do you like to see in a good book?
What are some of your biggest literary influences?
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Good question! Interesting…. since “daring” can mean different things to different people. I frequently travel alone and have no qualms about finding my way around a new city or foreign country, but to some this is considered scary. I’m not a daredevil as I’ve never been sky diving or bungee jumping and I don’t like rollercoasters. But I’ve ridden an all terrain vehicle (a three wheeled motorcycle) off road and I enjoy downhill skiing.
Hmmm….this one is hard! I guess I need to pick the one that scared me the most before I did it. And that would be when I went white water rafting in upstate New York. It was on the Moose River where the rapids are considered class 5 (big and scary!), during spring runoff. It snowed and I wore a wet suit, life vest, helmet and a bright neon pink jacket so my husband (boyfriend at that time) could see me if I fell overboard (which I did!). He rescued me, by the way so I figured I should marry him!
\Is there any news of upcoming projects or events you’d like to share?
**You may visit Maria at her WEBSITE, where you can find a few free short stories, and also the first chapter of all of her books, so head on over there! She also has a full page of writing advice for all you aspiring writers out there!