Monday, 16 February 2009

Reader's Snapshot - Beth Fantaskey

Beth Fantaskey has been blessed with an awesome surname and a new release currently on the bookshelves. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side was a book I received via England in ARC form and I thought it was an absolutely cracking read (see review).

The icing on the cake here is that Beth is a genuinely lovely person with a great sense of humour and a good dose of randomness (that I appreciate greatly.) So with that, Beth Fantaskey is my Author Spotlight this week and I feel very lucky to have her aboard the SS Persnickety Snark!

Enjoy the patented PSnark's Reader's Snapshot from Fraulein Fantaskey!

1. Which book is memorable from your teen years?
James Thurber’s “My Life and Hard Times.” Whenever I hit a rough patch, it always made me laugh out loud.

2. Describe your high school English teacher in three words...
Short, bald, caring

3. Your book of the moment?
I am never, ever far from my copy of “Fierce Pajamas.”

4. What do you use to mark your page when reading?
Turn book over, squash flat.

5. Favourite place to read?
Outside on a lawn chair, esp. one that rocks.

6. Favourite word?
“brouhaha” - like to say it, wish to cause one… someday.

7. Favourite book store?
Otto’s, a little store in Williamsport, PA, USA… it’s been struggling along for about 100 years!

8. Character you wish you had created?
Edmond Dantes, the Count of Monte Cristo. The perfect man!

Bonus Question: Which vampire character (not of your own) is your favourite from TV/film/novel?
“Spike” from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” His name - and his hair - were just too wonderful.

Beth will be back on Wednesday with an interview on her novel, Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side and on Friday with her guest blog.


Carrie said...

Love this spotlight. I'm reading Jessica's Guide now and loving it.

Jessica Burkhart said...

I can't wait to read that book! :)

Adele said...

Carrie - yay spreading the Fantaskey love. I love the verbal sparring!

Jessica - I was like you are, two weeks before I got it! Definitely a great read. Congrats on your own book release, how exciting!