What is the funniest thing a reader has ever told you?
Oh, boy. I’m waiting for that. So far it’s been friends who are too polite to … well. I look forward to that funny comment!
If you could be any occupation other than an author, what would you be and why?
Oh! An astronaut, because I’ve wanted to go to Mars since I was a kid. A photographer, because I LOVE to take photos, even if they’re not super duper. A wildlife worker, because I loved volunteering at the Alabama Wildlife Rescue. I learned so much! No, I have it! One of my cats, because Tsarina Catherine the Great wasn’t as spoiled and loved as those three. I’m sure of that.
Do you ever laugh or cry while reading your own books? Explain!
A little. And only a little, because by the time my manuscripts are ready to submit to a publisher I’ve revised so often … well the jokes are old?
What is the last children’s book you read? Why did you read it?
It was probably a Harry Potter book, although I have Greg’s First Adventure in Time on my READ IT!! shelf. Although the popular advice is to read what you write, I am not comfortable with that. I want my ideas to be perfectly mine, not influenced. And as for reading to find out what the market is, I don’t write for the market. I write what the ‘goddess of get off your chair and start typing’ moves me to write.
If your latest book (or any book) was made into a movie, who would play the main character? Very interesting. Since my book, The Lazy Dragon and the Bumblespells Wizard, is written with two Main Characters, and one is a dragon… I’d want the voice-over to be a comedian with a voice that can do lazy/sleepy and excited in a one second turn around. Medium deep. Any suggestions? I don’t pay much attention to actors. For the wizard, that would be even more of a challenge. Young girl, with great comedic notes to her earnest and driven role. Okay. I’m getting a headache.
Who wrote your favorite book, the one you have read over and over again? What makes this book your favorite?
I have a lot of favorites, but the one I think has affected me the most would be Podkayne of Mars by Robert A. Heinlein. It was the first book I read with a strong and funny female as the main character. I recently bought a new copy, but I was told that the story had been ‘updated.’ I’m not sure what that means, and I’m afraid to read those changes to something that drove me to believe in myself.
Learn more about this author at: kathboydmarshauthor.com
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C.M. Huddleston's Five Star Review of The Lazy Dragon and the Bumblespells Wizard
Disclaimer - I have not finished this book. I will, I really will. Kath’s book is fantastic. It contains a lazy dragon, who is full of himself, a puny little girl want-to-be wizard, and an inept knight in less than shiny armor. There is even a quest, a mystery, and a lot of laughs. While I finish up, start reading for yourself. You don’t want to wait for this one. Just like I can’t wait for the Disney movie! I’ve been envisioning Johnny Depp as Cl’rnce voice.