Ruth had this on her blog and I was tempted to see what kind of questions I would get. I didn’t get to pick the questions, Ruth did. If you want me to interview you, there are instructions at the bottom of the post.
1. You’ve had a lot of experience (for a youngster), what first got you interested in publishing?
In high school I was the head editor of our annual yearbook. Our school was small enough that when you were interested in something, the teachers let you run with it. I ended up getting to practically run the course and teach my peers. I loved that we worked together to create a lovely finished product. I liked every aspect from writing, editing, and group brainstorming, to design, photography, and page layout.
2. What is your dream job, and why?
I would love to work at a large book publishing house in the editorial division. I was an intern at Random House Children’s Books UK and just totally in awe of it all. I loved working on books, authors mail, sorting and organizing submissions, and the access to hundreds upon thousands of amazing books. My other dream job (on the opposite end of the scale) would be to move to a small town on Vancouver Island and open up a local bookstore. I would love the quiet bustle of a small town, and again… books!
3. Is there someplace you’ve never been to that you’re really, really hoping to go to someday?
I definitely want to see the world. I want to travel all over Europe and see the small towns, to the popular cities. I’d love to see Italy, France, Wales, and Ireland especially. On a totally separate continent, I’d love to go to New Zealand; not only was The Lord of the Rings filmed there and it’s absolutely gorgeous, but I do have some family living there.
4. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
In ten years I will be nearly 31. Wow. Um I think I want to be married by then. 31 is also the age deadline for a lot of working Visas around the world, so I want to have seen a lot of the world. I don’t know where I see myself. I can barely picture the next one or two years, let alone ten! Maybe/probably have one baby already and lots of fur-babies (both feline and canine)!
5. You’ve designed a few items, what medium would you most like to design in? (fabric, knitwear, jewelry)
I think I prefer web design. I just love organizing content. It’s a great feeling, the accomplishment, and something to show for it. Knitting items are fun, but for the most part I’m impatient and get frustrated easily.
Hehe thanks Ruth! That was really fun.
For those of you who might want to be interviewed, here are the directions:
- Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
- I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
- You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
- You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
- When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.