Random Interview with Selina J. Eckert

If I were to invite you over, what snacks would you bring, keeping in mind that fruit and dried fruit are not snacks?

Of COURSE fruit is not a snack! horror There are a few possible options here, depending on activities. If we’re doing a good old fashioned girls’ night, there will be cake or cookies. If there’s a plan for movies in there, definitely some wine (I prefer the kind with 11-12% sugar) and cheese balls (like the cheese puffs, only ball shaped). It’s a better pairing than you’d expect! And if we’re doing a summertime hangout, definitely ice cream, and if it’s left up to me, we’re going with chocolate marshmallow and/or teaberry (depending on if I can find teaberry…it’s pretty regional and hard to find sometimes).

What’s in the box? What box? How should I know!? You’re the one standing there with an imaginary box!

Oh, this box? Nothing much, just a collection of all the things I collected as a child. Every rock was special. EVERY rock. So I picked up as many as I could. And kept them for yearssssss.

What method do you suggest for dealing with dragons?

I think that’s going to depend on the dragon. If we’re talking a dragon with a hoard of something awesome, like books, negotiate some time to peruse and read the collection. Perhaps by offering to add books to it. Or maybe offer to take it out for some coffee/tea/hot chocolate. I feel like many bibliophiles are also avid coffee/tea drinkers, so that’s got to apply to dragons too, right?

If it’s DND type dragons, we need to know if they’re chromatic or metallic. Chromatic, I’d stay away and leave the dragon up the REAL adventurers. If it’s metallic, they may be fun to talk to. And I’m sure we can co-exist. I’d love to meet one and have a nice little party!

If you were to plan a “literary crossover” where the casts/worlds of two books (or series of books) were to combine, which would you choose and how would it go down?

I’d love to throw the characters from Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys into a place with some less subtle magic, like the Earth Magic Rises trilogy by A.L. Knorr. I think they would have a blast meeting some fae and might even learn a thing or two about their own quest. And maybe they would recruit Georgie to help locate the Welsh king! Now THAT would be something!

If you had the honor of naming something really big (a country, a spaceship, a planet) what would you want it to be and what would you name it?

Something poetic with a deep meaning or lyrical connotation, but I can’t think of an example at the moment. I mean, either that or something so incredibly nerdy that nerd culture is immortalized forever in the culture of that country/spaceship/planet. That would be pretty cool.

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