Tuesday, January 16, 2018

# 20 Questions

20 Questions with Chick Lit/Contemporary Fiction Author Victoria Bernadine

Victoria Bernadine (a pseudonym) is, as the saying goes, a "woman of a certain age". After twenty-something years of writer's block, she began writing again in 2008. 
Victoria enjoys reading all genres and particularly loves writing romantic comedy and post-apocalyptic science fiction. What those two have in common is anybody's guess.
She lives in Edmonton with her two cats (The Grunt and The Runt).  Along Came Jones is the second novel she felt was good enough to be released into the wild.

1.      Are you a morning writer or a night writer?
Both.  I write on the bus, so that’s my morning writing, and then I’ll do more during my evening commute and/or at night.
2.      Do you outline or are you a pantster?  
I’m a pantser.  I’m usually as surprised as everyone else about where the story goes.
3.      Which comes first – plot or character?
It’s split pretty evenly as to which one comes first.
4.      Noise or quiet when working on your manuscript?  
Noise.  Quiet makes me sleepy.
5.      Favorite TV show?  
This varies with the day – LOL.  Right now:  Broadchurch.  What a magnificent show!!
6.      Favorite type of music?  
Country, but I listen to everything (although my least favourite music is jazz and rap).
7.      Favorite craft besides writing?  
Cooking, I guess?  Mainly because I have no other crafts.
8.      Do you play a musical instrument?  
9.      Single or married?  
10.  Children or no?  
11.  Pets?
Two cats who rule the roost.
12.  Favorite place to write?  
The back of the bus, simply because I have to do something during my commute.
13.  Favorite restaurant?  
I don’t really have a favourite restaurant.  I eat just about everything so will eat anywhere.
14.  Do you work outside the home?  
Yes, I do.
15.  What was the name of the last movie you saw?  
In theatre:  Star Trek:  Beyond, although I hope that will be Star Wars:  The Last Jedi by the end of the year.  ;D  On television:  Megamind, which was definitely charming.
16.  Favorite outdoor activity?  
Getting back indoors as quickly as possible – LOL.
17.  Pet peeve?  
Work colleagues who ask for advice but won’t follow it.
18.  Your goal in life?  
To be able to look back and say it was a life well lived.
19.  Your most exciting moment?  
Probably when I left home for the first time at 18 and moved to a city 600 kms away where I didn’t know another living soul.  O.O
20.  The love of your life? 
About the Book:

Author: Victoria Bernadine
Publisher: Love of Words Publishing
Pages: 324
Genre: Chick Lit/Contemporary Fiction

Benjamin Ferrin Macon-Jones has it all: a luxurious lifestyle in Toronto and the love of an intelligent, ambitious woman…until that same woman refuses his marriage proposal, tells him he’s a detriment to her career, and leaves him. Unable to deal with his cantankerous family trying to be supportive, he quietly slips away into the Canadian countryside.

Lou Upjohn has problems of her own. She’s a recluse and agoraphobic, staying safely within the walls of her ancestral home in small town Saskatchewan and depending on Ike, her best and only friend, to deal with the outside world. Only Ike’s just married another woman and now he’s moving to Vancouver. Before he leaves, he hires the new guy in town, Ferrin Jones, to run her errands and do her yard work. Lou isn’t happy, but even she has to admit the stranger looks mildly interesting.

Both their lives could be changed forever if she only has the courage to open the door.



1 comment:

Victoria Bernadine said...

Thank you for hosting me today! I really enjoyed the Twenty Questions interview even if some of my answers were short. ;D

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