Author Revealed

About Kimberley Freeman

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 12/22

Q. Previous occupations

A. I have worked for every major fast food chain

Q. Favorite job

A. I love my part-time day job now, which is lecturing in writing and medieval literature at University of Queensland

Q. High school and/or college

A. I went to high school at Redcliffe, on the Queensland coast. I went all the way through to get a PhD at University of Queensland, in Brisbane.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. I love Led Zeppelin and Blondie a lot. At the moment I am really digging Sigur Ros.

Q. Favorite movie

A. The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Q. Favorite television show

A. 30 Rock

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Working class girl was smarter than she thought

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Kiss slowly and forgive quickly

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Snuggled inside on a cold, rainy day, reading a book.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Something bad happening to my children.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Apart from home? Maybe in a pub somewhere on the Cornish coast.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Mary Shelley

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mum

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I swear too much!

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not taking up the offer of studying literature at Oxford in 1999

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Playing piano

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Pulling myself out of working class/alcoholic father misery.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Workaholic tendencies.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm kind. I think kindness is underrated.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd be me. How boring is that! Though I guess it would be nice to be a bird living near the sea.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I smile a lot.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Scarlett O'Hara, of course!!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Hannibal Lecter...

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would like to meet Elizabeth the first, and I would probably ask her if it was true she was a virgin ;)

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Passive aggressive people.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading! I also love computer role playing games because I am a nerd.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'm doing it.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, humour, wisdom.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Cheese. It's the perfect food. Though I would like some crackers to go with it.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Hoppipolla (Sigur Ros); Over the Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin); Happiness (Goldfrapp); Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles); Heart of Glass (Blondie)

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Marian Keyes, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robin Hobb, Georgette Heyer, Neil Gaiman, Victoria Holt

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford) The Brightest Star in the Sky (Marian Keyes) Coraline (Neil Gaiman) The Veil of Gold (Kim Wilkins) (I'm being cheeky: that's my book under a different name ;))

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. I've read Jane Eyre several times

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Do the work.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. I couldn't put it down, I read it in a day. Which is annoying because it took me a year to write!