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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Interview with Ellie Garratt

Up next we have...

 1) Name of you and Title of your Book.

Hi. I’m Ellie Garratt and my book is called Passing Time: Nine Short Tales of the
Strange and Macabre.

2) Do you prefer to write in your PJ's or Jeans/t-shirt?

PJs! Wrapped in my dressing gown and with the radiator on full. It might be spring in
the UK but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature.

3) Salty? Sweet? Or Carrot Sticks with Hummus?

Make it bread sticks with Hummus, and I’m in.

4) If you were going to be stranded on an island alone for a year what three things
would you be so glad to not have to deal with for that year?

Work, aka The Day Job.
My frizzy hair, as no one would be able to see me.
Dust. No vacuuming or polishing. Bliss.

5) TV Shows or Movies? Why? (We all know Books come first...!)

TV shows every time. I love it when I fall in love with a show and can look forward
to a new installment on a weekly basis. I cry when they end, though. Current
favourites are The Walking Dead, Person of Interest, Perception, The Almighty
Johnson’s, and Grimm.

6) What is your absolute Favorite part of the writing process?

Whilst writing the first draft it fun, I absolutely love the first edit – when you take a
roughly plotted idea and turn it into a true story.

7) What secret, non-writing related, skill do you have?

I can wiggle my ears. Somewhere in the world it must be a highly valued skill. I’m
still looking, though.

8) Who do you most wish would knock on your door, RIGHT NOW!

Professor Brian Cox. He reminds me of a modern day Carl Sagan. I also have a mega-
sized crush on him.

9) What is your favorite flavor Jolly Rancher?

I’m not sure what a Jolly Rancher is. Excuse me while I visit Google.

I’m back. If I go with my imaginary taste buds, I would say Cinnamon Fire.

10) Write a 50 word (or so) flash using these 5 words.


‘I didn’t expect to see you here,’ Turtle said.

‘Took a wrong turn and lost the key,’ we replied.

‘I thought you and Gladiator had a stellar nursery to toast?’

‘We were bored and got cramp.’ We pointed to a planet in front of us. ‘End Of

The World job?’

‘Yes,’ Turtle sighed.

Thanks Ellie!

Make sure to check out Ellie at Amazon, her Blog, Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter!


Ellie Garratt said...

Thank you, Alicia! Apologies for being a day late to the party.

Old Kitty said...

A turtle's work is never done!! Yay for the lovely Ellie!!

Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe there will be a casting call for someone who can wiggle her ears!

mshatch said...

Seems like almost everyone likes to work in their PJs - I know I do! And I can understand your crush on Brian Cox - cute and smart :)

Milo James Fowler said...

We have similar taste in idiot box (TV) programs, Ellie.

Catherine Stine said...

Interesting interview. I, too, love the editing process after that draft is done.

John Wiswell said...

Haha, the notion of vacuuming a desert island gave me a much-needed chuckle this morning.

Huntress said...

Ellie is one of my all-time faves. Classy gal, great blog, and a fine writer. *waves*

And a fan of The Walking Dead!!! YowZa!! Can't get any better than that. Now I must investigate this cool book *BG*

Love your interviews, Alicia:)

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

Great interview with miss Ellie.

Angela Brown said...

I enjoyed this interview. And Ellie, Cinnamon Fire is a tasty Jolly Ranger flavor. by the way, love your list of fave TV shows.

E.J. Wesley said...

This was awesome! Ear wiggling is highly undervalued. :)

Alicia Willette-Cook said...

No Problem! Thanks for your answers Ellie! :D

Teresa Cypher said...

Haha! What a fun interview! Good luck on the book release, Ellie :-) Nice interview, Tara.

Ellie Garratt said...

It never is!

Ellie Garratt said...

As long as it's for a part in The Walking Dead ;)

Ellie Garratt said...

Finally. Someone who gets my crush!

Ellie Garratt said...

Glad to hear it.

Ellie Garratt said...

It's the edits that follow that I dread!

Ellie Garratt said...

Glad it made you laugh!

Ellie Garratt said...

Waving back, although time-delayed by a few days!

Ellie Garratt said...

Why thank you, Mr Offutt.

Ellie Garratt said...

Thank you! Now all I need to do is get my hands on some Jolly Ranchers!

Ellie Garratt said...

It is!

Ellie Garratt said...

Thanks, Teresa!