It’s been a while since I last made a random questions for me.
[About Cat Hartliebe]
If there is anything you wish to know about me, ask. I love talking to anyone about anything (okay… there are limits here and there).
Q: What genre do you typically write in and why?
A: I write fantasy and romance most of the time. I’ve dived into a few others. I found like I suck at non-fiction and comedy. I love the anything can happen in fantasy. Although there are bounds, those bounds are made by me not real life. Romance gives me hope and dreams. Always had. So I continue the happily ever after found in both fantasy and romance.
Q: What are you currently working on?
A: A lot of different things. I never have enough projects.
Q: Do you ever put personal experiences into your work?
A: Someone who has no experiences will lack in writing. The things that are most painful are the best places to write. We all hurt. Real pain trumps fiction. Fiction helps heal real pain. It’s part of the reason writers write.
Q: Where is the one place in the world you would love to go?
A: I just had this question posed to me in real life. And I have the same answer: I don’t know. There is no place I want to go. Nothing that peeks my interest. Sure I want to see the various castles and temples throughout the world. I want to visit the Black Forest and the Crooked Forest. If I could I’d goal seeing a library in every corner of the world. Or goal visit every state. Or goal live in a completely different culture. But one place? I cannot agree to one place. If you told me I can send you anywhere for free without consequences, I’ll say my home where my child is. I would love to go home.
Q: What is your favorite food and beverage?
A: Considering my inability to eat foods, this question is harder than it should be. I drink tea and have a few types I particularly like. Food, though, I need more time to decide. Maybe Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Q: We all have Pet Peeves, what is yours?
A: Depends on the day and time. Nothing is a constant annoyance. My brother taught me how to expand my ability toward annoyances. Okay, that’s not true. I hate stupid people. And I hate religious nuts. There are so few people who can access the other worlds, so there is no way you can reach any divine aspect. You should be atheist. Stop being stupid. Grrr. Organized religion is the worst thing humans have created. The absolute worst.
Q: What do you like to do to relax?
A: Write, read, dance, walk, talk… you know do things. Relaxation comes in many forms and I’m open to try them all.
Q: If you were Alice, would you rather stay in Wonderland on the other side of the mirror, or come back to the real world to share your story?
A: I would leave. I like chaos, don’t get me wrong. But there is something about order that draws me away from that world.
Q: If you were going to write an article about yourself, what would the headline be?
A: So She Thinks She Can Write. It may or may not be an Onion article.
Q: If you were a drink, what would you be? Why?
A: Orange juice. I can spike your blood sugar (be careful), I’m acidic enough to mess with your teeth, and I may be sour or sweet depending on luck.
Q: What childhood fear do you still have as an adult?
A: I spent a lot of time working on not letting my fears get to me. At this point, the only fear is losing what family I can trust. The thing is most of my family aren’t trustworthy, so they have been proving my fear was well founded. I’m figuring out how to build a inner circle of support without that family support.
Q: If you could choose just one thing to change about the world, what would it be?
A: I would remove humans. Humans are the greatest threat to the world.
Q: What’s your favorite poem?
A: Favorite poem of mine? Or favorite poem in general? I do like:
Beauty is a weary desire;
for the love I long to hold.
The feeling I have is unbearable,
but I can’t seem to let it go.
It’s something I wrote back in ninth grade. I don’t know if I have a favorite poet or favorite poem. I like poetry, but nothing hits such a deep note for me that it became my favorite poem. I have to get back to you.
Q: Does darkness soothe you or frighten you?
A: Darkness is my old friend. It’s not darkness that creates fear, but lack of knowledge. Lack of knowledge can create fear. It’s easier to startle someone in the dark. For me, sitting under the stars is far more soothing than sitting under the sun.
If you have any other questions, ask.