Saturday, April 28, 2012

If she didn't write, what would Maria do?

If you weren't writing, what would you be doing?

I would play the bass. I used to play in three rock bands, and it was a lot of fun. I miss it sometimes, but I don’t have the time for it right now.
If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
Right here, in Florida, but in a bigger house with a back door, closer to the beach. I wouldn’t mind if it had a pool too. J I really want a back door – we’re renting a little house now and it has a perfectly fine back yard, but there’s no way to get to it without going out close to the road.
If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?
I would be a Swiss Army knife able to do all sorts of things.
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
City life or country life?
Country, but for some reason I live in the city.
Dogs or cats?
Do readers ever contact you?
Yes, I’m pretty easily accessible and enjoy e-mailing with people. I sometimes get messages on Goodreads and on Facebook, and I try to answer everyone. If I miss someone it’s not on purpose. Comments, questions, likes, dislikes, I love to hear it.
Do you have a favorite comment or question from a reader?
A couple of people have told me they never liked science fiction until they read my books. Comments like that make me really happy; it means I have succeeded. I want to entertain people, and tickle their imagination.



  1. That's a cute picture with you and the bass. :) If I weren't a writer, I'd be a pilot. Mind you, I'd also have to wealthy... lol

  2. Thank you! Oooh, a pilot, that's a good choice. Have you tried flying? :-)

  3. It's been fun getting to know you, Maria. You are a remarkable person. If I wasn't a writer, I'd be a painter.

  4. Thank you for coming over, Susan! And, thank you for the kind words! :-) Oooh, a painter, that would be cool. Good choice!

  5. I have a back door, I need the pool. If I wasn't a writer. I'd probably find an office job. Not very thrilling. Of course. I'd try to do more singing and maybe some speaking. Or I could just beg and dream about my dreams.

  6. Tina, my husband and I argue about pool or no pool. He says it's just too much work to care for it, and I say if you live in a place where 80F is considered cold, you NEED a pool, hahaha. I've never had one, but I reason, "It's water, how hard can it be?"

    We're renting this house and the lease is almost up. I hate moving, but the next place will definitely have a back door. =D