Interviews With Authors: Jennifer Stevenson
Updated: Nov 22, 2018
My Guest today is the delectable Jennifer Stevenson she writes comedy, with fiesty women and has (last count) sixteen books on Amazon.
Question 1: Looks like we’re heading for a nuclear apocalypse how would you spend the final days.
I'd spend 'em pretty much like now: Taking walks with my hubby in the woods, getting laid, feeding and talking to the crows, hanging out in the back yard. Might eat some more cake. I have a pretty wonderful life—I do what I love doing, 24 hours a day. (Except abstaining from cake.) It took a lot of practice to get it right, but I gotta say I’m happy with this.
Yes, control and cake two words totally uncompatable.
Question 2: When it comes to writing what are the excuses you use not to sit down and write.
It's been hot and I haven't brushed the cat in a while
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Read someone else's manuscript.
Maybe I should cook a whole pig today.
Volunteer – for anything.
I feel fat. Its time to take that 30-mile bike ride.
This bathroom tile needs regrouting.
Christ, look at these weeds!
They are but noble excuses every single one!
Question 2: What teacher inspired you a):-laugh in the face of adversity, B) hide in the face of adversity c) or just how to spell it properly?
a) All the roller derby girls I ever saw, met, or skated with who fell down and got up again, over and over and over. Derby taught me to take a bruise and love it.
b) the 2016 US elections, nuff said.
c) PG Wodehouse, who may write silly stories but he spells them impeccably. In fact, of my five favorite authors, three of them are Brits and two died in the 1970s. I have become that lady who reads hundred-year-old novels. (Hey, they were considered pulp novels when they were written!)
PG Woodhouse an answer after my own heart that man really took being English to a new level.
Question 3: What school friend inspired A) you to something bad, b) do something good and, c) give up on the human race (momentarily)
a) The pianist Yolanda Liepa inspired me to get drunk, talk back to an obscene phone caller, and dye my hair red. I was the one inspiring her to cut class at the same time.
b) Derby jammer Beth Amphetamine inspired me to do a speed skating demo at a roller derby bout.
c) I never give up on the human race.
Speed skating!!!! I struggle with a bike and that’s with trainer wheels.
Question 4: Name three celebrities who get on your tits, wick or something similar?
Michael Douglas, because of his unbearably smug smile.
Kiera Knightley, who is not as interesting to look at as she thinks she is.
Robert Downey Jr., who’s a pretty good actor, but Sherlock Holmes is NOT a short, hot, dark-and-curly Jew with killer martial arts skills!
I absolutely love your answer. That Robert Downey- Sherlock Holmes what were they playing at? He is as much like Sherlock as a Mr Douglas is a modest man.
Question 5: Pick the perfect method for torturing people who interrupt you when you are talking.
Talk louder, embrace a larger audience, and use the interrupter as an example in my long-winded speech, in a very kind, positive, encouraging, unbearably-upbeat-Mom way.
Question 6: What is the most useless, waste of space advice you have been given?
Wait your turn.
That is the best answer yet if there was a medal for a good answer it'd be pinned on your delicious chest.
Question 7: You’re God for a day what changes would you make to this planet of ours?
Make more trees. And turn a lot of people into crows.
Question 8: Ok now you are the devil for a day?
Show some tight-bum people how to have fun until they forget all about their insecurities and tight-bum agendas.
Where did I put that pile cream?
Question 9: What sort of comedy do you find not funny?
Meanness. Human cruelty freaks me out. I fast-forward through the scene in the high-school-drunk movies where someone gets humiliated.
My favorite kind of comedy is the moment when someone who has been set up to behave in one way busts loose and behaves in another. Especially if they’re tight to start with and have a surprise moment of woohoo-and-wink.
Thank you for your delicous slice of life, I wish you well with you new book Anything For The Picture a great read.
and if you want to read more from Jennifer Stevenson please visit her author page at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jennifer-Stevenson/e/B001K7UYYO