Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Crazy Cat Lady?

I just found this amazing author via twitter the other day and HAD to get her on my blog! Naturally (because she’s made of awesome), she said YES! So who is this awesome? I don’t give in that easily… I want to show you the reason she caught my attention.




Gorgeous, intriguing, and oh so creepy! I know… I know, your wanting to run off and buy a copy immediately (which you should), but FIRST you should read the fabulous interview. She sat down with me (okay, so it wasn’t like we had coffee, this is the world of email folks. However, we can day dream) and answered questions!

Let’s dig in. Don’t you want to know strange things about Marianna Baer now?? I do! I do!

I give you the five ultimate randoms:

1. What room in your house would you consider the creepiest?

This question made me laugh! I live in NYC, alone, so my apartment is only one room! Well, not including the bathroom -- I'd forgotten about that. Okay, I'll choose the bathroom. It's creepy because when you flush the toilet, the pipes in the wall make this super loud, low groaning noise. It spooks kids who visit, that's for sure!

2. Would you wear a fancy dress to a roller skating rink?

I'd wear a fancy dress anywhere! Fancy dresses are one of my passions. But I'd only wear a fairly durable one to a rollerskating rink, as I'd probably spend half the time falling on my butt.

3. What food can put you instantly in a fabulous mood?

This special lotus root appetizer at my favorite Japanese restaurant.

4. What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?

A picture of my cat looking beautiful but evil.

5. First thing you’d save in a fire?

My cat. Unfortunately, the proximity of this question to the previous one makes it seem like I'm a crazy cat lady. Which maybe I am.

I'm kind of digging the cat lady thing... makes you seem more badass... or is that maybe because I have cats?
I give you the five one-word randoms:

1. Frost or snow: Snow. (Is it disloyal of me not to pick frost? I love snow...)
2. Cookies or Brownies: Both.
3. Haunted house or Haunted forest: Haunted house. (After watching Blair Witch Project, I could never, ever choose haunted forest.)
4. Hugs or Kisses: Kisses.
5. Favorite place on earth: I'm sorry - I can't possibly pick. Here are a few: islands off of Maine, beaches in the Caribbean, back roads in Vermont, the Isle of Skye off of Scotland, Paris, Brooklyn, New Mexico...

There you have it… the most important things about Marianna. I know you’ll all sleep better knowing what the wallpaper on her cell phone was. Go ahead, you can thank me!

44 comments:

heatherthurmeier said...

Awesome interview. I love your random questions! The cover is totally amazing...sigh...So beautiful. And creepy. ;)

Creepy Query Girl said...

wow, Marianna- you've been some amazing places. Off to see what your book is about!- the cover art is amazing btw! Great interview as always Jen:)

Christa said...

This cover is gorgeous. I must go find out what this book is about. I am laughing so hard at the cell phone cat picture. Good interview, Jen.

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Wow! I've got serious cover love! J, you rocked the questions! And Marianna, I love your answers! Fun! Off to check out Frost...

Clarissa Draper said...

That cover is fantastic! So haunting. I love that you made her choose her scariest room from just two...although, that bathroom does sound scary.

Em-Musing said...

Great interview. I had to laugh at the one room apartment. Living in the Midwest, where space is in abundance, I forget how little there is in NYC. And hmm? A cat owner? I just blogged today about writer-cat owners.

Hannah Kincade said...

I'm intrigued and distracted by this "lotus root appetizer"...

Becky Wallace said...

I hate to repeat everyone else, but that cover is gorgeous dipped in awesome sauce!

Jen Daiker said...

Broken record or not my besties the COVER IS AMAZING! It's the first thing I noticed about it on release day! I knew it would be right up all your alleys! You love a good, dark, mysterious cover -- as do I!

Kathryn Elliott said...

Loading FROST into ye' old GoodReads. Looking forward to it.

Janet Johnson said...

LOL about Frost vs. Snow. :D

And very cool cover. Thanks for the interview Jen! Nice to "meet" you Marianna.

lynnrush said...

Awesome! I know, I've seen this cover all over the place. I'm so adding this to my list to read.

Woot!!

FUN interview. :)

Isis Rushdan said...

Intriguing cover. Great interview, lots of fun.

Susan Fields said...

I LOVE that cover! And what a fun interview! My apartment when I lived in Chicago was one room with a bathroom, also - I can totally relate. I don't remember the pipes groaning, but it was a super old building so they probably did.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Once again, I LOVE your questions! And I have been DYING to read that book since the first time I saw the cover. :-)

J. A. Bennett said...

I love your interviews! You are so funny. Crazy cat ladies, unite!

E.R. King said...

LOL! Her apartment being one room is very funny.
And I can't choose between cookies or brownies either. Neither could millions of Americans. Hence Half Baked Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream.

RaShelle Workman said...

I love the cover! Jen, you ask such great questions. And, Marianna Baer gave fantasic, fun answers. Can't wait to read this book.

Shannon said...

This cover is beautiful. What's the book about? Love the interview but would like to know more about the book! <3

Becky Mahoney said...

What a gorgeous, eerie cover. Totally going to check this out!

ajkulig said...

Crazy cat ladies FTW! Book looks awesome, I keep seeing the ad on good reads and getting distracted by it!

Talli Roland said...

Love the cover - fantastic! And crazy cat ladies rock! I wish I was one.

Angela Brown said...

Very eye-catching cover and wonderful interview. Go cat lady!

Putting this on my TBR.

Christina Lee said...

I've been hearing about this book!!!! That cover is so AMAZING!! Great interview!

Matthew MacNish said...

Lotus root FTW!

Jennifer Shirk said...

WOW, gorgeous cover!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now if she was saving twenty cats, then she would be a crazy cat lady.

Laura Marcella said...

The cover is gorgeously haunting! Great interview. Love it that Marianna chose both cookies and brownies!!! That's the only way to go. :)

Meredith said...

Wow, that cover is amazing! Love the creepiness of it. And I love those favorite places (even the ones I haven't visited yet!).

CNHolmberg said...

So... what is the book about? XD

I remember seeing it somewhere before, but I can't recall...

Jen Daiker said...

For all those curious about FROST please click the link on Marianna's name! It'll take you to her website that will give all the dirty details!

xo Amanda said...

Love love love the questions for thsi interview! Too funny!

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

Great interview -- excellent selection of unusual questions and answers! Just got this book in the mail and I'm excited to read it.

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

BTW, thanks for stopping by! I'm enjoying reading your past posts...definitely following now. :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Yes, that cover is striking.

In my mind, crazy cat lady is a label that comes with way more cats than Marianna has now. :)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

fascinating that you just met her on twitter! what fun!

Arlee Bird said...

I know it's been said already but the cover is great. Talk about a cover that makes you want to read a book!


Lee
Tossing It Out

Michael Di Gesu said...

Terrific Cover.... Terrific interview.

It's amazing how much you can learn about a person from just a few short questions.

Carolyn V said...

I love the interview! And yes, that cover really makes me want to read that book!

LynNerd said...

What a fun, fun interview. Very cool. That cover is awesome. Looks like an intriguing novel.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Yay for fancy dresses! Life is much too short not to wear fancy dresses.

Fun interview. Great answers to fun, unusual questions!

Marianna Baer said...

Thanks for reading and commenting, all - you guys are making me smile! Now I'm off to clean my apartment. When you only have one room, the mess has nowhere to hide!

Amie Borst said...

That is a freaking amazing book cover! I want to read it. Now!

Ron Smith said...

Great review. And that cover is very striking!