Author Interview

Circle of Magic Anthology

Alanna Robertson-Webb

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 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

A few different short horror pieces for a personal collection I plan to put out in 2021.

 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

A few different short horror pieces for a personal collection I plan to put out in 2021.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

My phone is my must-have writing tool, since I use it for everything! It's got my Docs, my Sheets and the internet (which is an inspiration goldmine.) 

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

My phone is my must-have writing tool, since I use it for everything! It's got my Docs, my Sheets and the internet (which is an inspiration goldmine.) 

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

If I could invent anything it would absolutely be a medical implement that can cure previously incurable diseases, such as cancer or aides.

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

If I could invent anything it would absolutely be a medical implement that can cure previously incurable diseases, such as cancer or AIDS.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

My favorite author is Brian Jacques. He inspired my love for reading at a very young age with his Redwall series, and if I could speak to him for five minutes I would thank him for the gift of his stories. When my grandmother passed away his books gave me comfort, and I would want him to know that his work was a vital part of my life.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

My favorite author is Brian Jacques. He inspired my love for reading at a very young age with his Redwall series, and if I could speak to him for five minutes I would thank him for the gift of his stories. When my grandmother passed away his books gave me comfort, and I would want him to know that his work was a vital part of my life.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to Egypt. The mythology surrounding the gods has always intrigued me, and since that religion is particularly close to my heart I would want to see Bubastis.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to Egypt. The mythology surrounding the gods has always intrigued me, and since that religion is particularly close to my heart I would want to see Bubastis.

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

I can confidently say that I can't do anything better than all of them. Everyone is part of the same world, which means that we all have talents and abilities that overlap a bit, so it would just be nice to discover mutual interests. As long as the people in that room are kind then I would be happy!

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

I can confidently say that I can't do anything better than all of them. Everyone is part of the same world, which means that we all have talents and abilities that overlap a bit, so it would just be nice to discover mutual interests. As long as the people in that room are kind then I would be happy!

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

A movie that I can practically quote from start to finish is Cats Don't Dance. I've loved it since I was very young, and can still sing all of the songs!

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

A movie that I can practically quote from start to finish is Cats Don't Dance. I've loved it since I was very young, and can still sing all of the songs!

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

Yes! My cats Ren and Luna are never far when I'm at home, though Ren in particular likes to cuddle in my arms as I type. He was named after Dhiren from the Tiger's Curse book series, so I'd say it's very fitting.

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

Yes! My cats Ren and Luna are never far when I'm at home, though Ren in particular likes to cuddle in my arms as I type. He was named after Dhiren from the Tiger's Curse book series, so I'd say it's very fitting.

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

The most random fact that I discovered while writing was when I was researching men's historic fashion - I never knew that high heels were a men's trend before women wore them to be on equal 'footing' with men.

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

The most random fact that I discovered while writing was when I was researching men's historic fashion - I never knew that high heels were a men's trend before women wore them to be on equal 'footing' with men.

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

If I was shipwrecked I would want to have a perfectly unblemished modern survival guide, as well as a tarp. (You may be surprised how versatile those can be when you're in the wilderness.)

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

If I was shipwrecked I would want to have a perfectly unblemished modern survival guide, as well as a tarp. (You may be surprised how versatile those can be when you're in the wilderness.)