Monday 17 July 2017

Challenge Accepted: 30 questions about me for #Darker2017

Fellow Darker signing author, Paula Acton, challenged all of the DarkerSideOfFction2017 authors to answer these thirty questions. You can find her responses here. And grab tickets for Darker here. And you can join the Facebook group here.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I always wanted, from a very young age, to be a doctor. It's what helped me choose my options at secondary school and then onto my one term at college. I never did A-levels and only recently got my degree finally. But I was going to be a paediatrician, it never happened because I got sick and that dream had to die.

Which Friends character do you relate to most? Why?
Either Monica or Phoebe. I loved Friends, but I also found it hard to be just one character. I relate to Monica for her strict organisation rules and feelings of being insecure. I relate to Phoebe for her mostly - give no fucks - attitude which I've been known to have.

Do you like your name? Why?

Now, see Joey is actually my legal name, but I prefer it to my proper name. I don't hate Joanne, but I feel like Joey is better for me. It's been what people call me for so very long that it's weird at hospital and such to be called Joanne!

Are you messy or neat?
I'm mostly neat, everything has it's place and all, but I do occasionally let things just live where they fall. I usually then get frustrated and go tidy it all up!

How tall are you?
5ft 4/5 I think. It's been a while since I was measured. I spend a lot of my life in my wheelchair so it's hard to garner height from that.

How tall were you when you were ten?
I think about 4ft 10, I was so desperate to be 5ft something though because I felt like I was too short.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Reading bad fanfic for the fandoms I'm a member of. I know it's bad, but it just makes me laugh.

What are you saving money for now?

Darker of course, but also a few other things like paying off a vet bill and lowering the debt on my credit cards. Money always too little of it!

How many Pringles can you eat at once?

Now, if it's just my Pringles, a whole can, but if I'm supposed to share less than that! I can fit about three in my mouth at once though!

Tea or coffee?
Tea, always tea. I'm actually allergic to coffee so it's always gonna be tea for me!

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

A bit of both. I know the word is Ambivert but I don't really meet that either. I don't mind talking on the phone or with people I know, but when it comes to meeting new people and/or being in a crowd, I tend to shrink back until I get more confident with them.

What will be your Hallowe’en costume this year?
I haven't thought that far in advance to be honest! I don't really do much with Hallowe'en. B (my carer and best friend and cover artist) will usually dress up with her daughter who'll be 13 this time round, but I generally stay home and hand out the sweets.

Sweet or salty?
Sweet, but sometimes I do crave some salty goodness.

Favourite social media?
I think it's a tie between Tumblr and Instagram. I love both, though I'm generally more active on Tumblr or Facebook.

Who is the last person you kissed?
I...actually can't remember, it's been that long! LOL

What is your favourite breakfast?

I was gonna say full English, but I am very happy with American pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. And I get it so very rarely!

When is your birthday?
January 6th, so twelve days after Christmas and all over at one end of the year.

When did you start your blog?
Oh back in January 2011 I think.

What is your opinion on the Kardashians?
I don't really have one, they matter that little to me.

How would you describe your style?
I don't really have one to be honest. I wear a lot of comfy clothes and do my hair so it looks less messy, but overall I don't have a style.

What colour is your hair?

Purple right now with a few brown roots, planning to get it done again just before the convention in my purple pixie cut!

What colour socks are you wearing?
I don't have any, nor do I normally wear them.

What is your dream job?
I'm doing it right now. Being a published author is living the dream for me!

Dogs or cats?
Both. I grew up with a Nan with the cats and a Nan with the dogs, and my family had both. However, as an adult I've only had cats. We have four right now. Mr. Dash and Miss Violet who are B's cats and Miss Penne and Miss Spaghetti who are mine. And yes they are named after pasta.

What makes you weird?
Lots of things! I have webbed toes on both feet, is just one example.

Celebrity crush?
Hmm...I was talking about this to a friend the other day, and I don't really have one, or at least one that is well known. So gonna go with Matt Willis from Busted.

Opinion on cigarettes?
I'm gonna admit here that I did smoke for a number of years. Yes, even with my health conditions. I quit in 2014 but I don't really have a big problem with them, apart from when I'm on oxygen and that's more a safety thing.

Do you want/have any children?
I don't have bio children, but I am the guardian, along with her mother, B, to a twelve year old. I've been there since the day she was born, and I'm her Aunty Joey. B and I have been best friends since we were thirteen and live together as friends.

Three favourite boy’s names.
Zack, Jack & Gray

Three favourite girl’s names.
Jessie, Rowena, Jasmine

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