These sorts of posts seem to do the rounds with blogs often but I guess it is a good way to learn more. I will tag a few people to keep it going and because I want to read their answers, but first, my answers.
1. What is your middle name?
Bree. I spent a huge chunk of my childhood wishing my parents had just cut away the Lo-arna part of my name and called me Bree. It would have saved me some bullshit teasing and having to correct spelling and pronounciation.
2. What was your favourite subject at school?
Drama, hands down. LOVED drama. English was a close second but I really wanted to go to Victorian College of the Arts to study acting. A few turn of events during year 12 stopped me pursuing it.
3. What is your favourite drink?
Coffee, oh and milo.
4. Favourite food?
Pizza but I love most food. Foooood.
5. What is the last thing you bought?
A singlet. And another one. Ok, three. I bought three. There was a 3 for 2 deal.
6. Is there anything I should know?
I don't know. Is there?
7. Favourite colour?
8. Do you have any pets?
I do but she doesn't live with me anymore. My burmese, Evie has a home with her mummy #2 now, one of my best friends who took her in when I couldn't have her at my house.
9. Favourite perfume?
I like to change it up but I really love Yellow Diamond.
10. What was the last picture you took with your phone?
I saved something on to the camera roll to show my boyfriend.
11. Do you speak any other languages?
I know a little French but I'm rusty.
12. How many siblings do you have?
Two from Mum's first marriage and two from Dad's first marriage, they then got married and had me.
13. What is your favourite shop?
Anywhere that makes good coffee. Ok, Valleygirl.
14. Favourite restaurant?
Does Crust count as a restaurant?
15. What phone do you have?
16. How tall are you?
17. Can you cook?
Yes and when I struggle, Suzie (my thermomix) can be pretty handy. But when I'm writing I really struggle.
18. Have you ever been stung by a bee?
Oh yeah. It's not pleasant, it involves compromised breathing, emergency room dashes and lots of needles.
19. What is your best childhood memory?
Kicking a footy around with Dad in our back paddock and doing little jobs with him on the farm. Swimming in the pool late at night with the crickets making lots of noise.
20. How would your friends describe you?
They'd probably say I'm a nutter.
21. Watch TV or read?
Read. (But also, writing).
22. eBook or Paperback?
23. Plane or train?
24. What is your definition of family?
Those who always accept you and never waver. Sometimes you share blood and sometimes you choose your family.
25. Why did you choose to be a writer?
Any writer knows you don't choose it. It's part of you.