Trying to Avoid a Kerplooie

August 27th, 2009 • Kate

explosionGah! I have so much good news to share, but which I can’t talk about yet, that I might EXPLODE! It’s been a wild, crazy couple of weeks, and I expect fall is going to be one of flying colors — if I can just keep my head from exploding before then. Hate the tease? Sorry about that. All will be revealed soon, so please stay tuned.

In the meantime, I can share this review of Pink by Lili Wilkinson. Lili’s at the Edinburgh International Book Festival right now, and I’m very jealous. Not just for the books, and the fabulous authors she’s keeping company with, but for Edinburgh itself, which is one of my favorite towns in the UK. What’s not to love about a city with a volcanic rock formation smack dab in the middle of it, crowned by a castle? Swoon.

Also, check out this great interview with S. Terrell French, author of Operation Redwood. The interviewer asks a couple of fun questions, including “If you weren’t an author, what would you be?”

Well, readers, what would YOU be?

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12 Responses to “Trying to Avoid a Kerplooie”

  1. Liana Brooks Says:

    A writer?

    A novelist maybe?

    I just can't picture not writing in some form or fashion, even if it wasn't fiction. I could always retreat to journalism or writing articles for peer-reviewed science journals.

  2. Julia Says:

    I think I would be an actress or a carpenter…yup. :^D

  3. Lisa Says:

    A clown. Definitely. That way my dream of being paid to ride a uni-cyle daily could finally be realized.

  4. SM Blooding Says:

    I'd be an astrobiophysicist. It takes all the creative/technical energy and boils it down to…*drum roll please* look for life on other planets!! *fist bump* YEAH!

  5. Suzanne Casamento Says:

    Apparently, I've already become a cook. Don't quite know how that happened.

    Can't wait for the good news! Hope your head doesn't explode. ; )

  6. Scott Says:

    These cliffhanger teasy-thingies seem to be all the rage lately! So, I guess it's tune in tomorrow, same bat channel, same bat time . . .KAPOW!

    As for what I'd be if I wasn't a writer . . . I'd love to be an accomplished piano player.


  7. Amy Says:

    My day job is in media selling/ad sales, which I actually totally love. I get to work with people AND with spreadsheets, two of my favorite things!

    If I wasn't pouring all my artistic wackiness into writing, I would probably still be serious about music (I used to play piano and guitar) or I would be pursuing something behind-the-scenes in theatre.

  8. Kristin Says:

    Yay for your super clients! Congrats!

    As for what I'd be? Probably a pastry chef. Except for the horrendous hours. Perhaps I'd open a bakery.

  9. Amy Lynn Sonnichsen Says:

    I'd probably try to be an interior designer or maybe a chef on a TV cooking show. Or an actress. Boy, I'd love to be an actress.

  10. Reesha Says:

    Not be a writer? *stares blankly and blinks*


    I've never thought about it. Um, this is a hard one. I guess I'd be a missionary or a linguist.

  11. Rebecca (Fie Eoin) Says:

    A nuclear chemist! Which is what I already am, so the transition shouldn't be too hard ;P

    Although if I could be anything (not writing/nuclear chemistry, of course) I would be a marine biologist studying sea horses. I very nearly went into that career path, until I realized that I liked money and furniture and clothes, and there is much more money in nuclear chemistry than sea horses.

  12. Mandy Says:

    If I couldn't be a writer I would totally be what I am. An aerospace engineer. Rocket science isn't for everyone, but its my cup of tea. That and I get paid to do things like watch the Space Shuttle launch. Keep your fingers crossed that it goes off tonight!!!