Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What, When, Where, Why, How with Allison Knight

Welcome, welcome, welcome to Allison Knight!

What's in your vehicle's glove box?

To start with, I have a pistol and it's legal. I have a license. Yep, a great grandma with a pistol license. I also have a tube of antibiotic and bandaides, in case I have to shot someone. I have the instruction manuals for the car, but I've never read them. That's men's work. One last thing. Cleaning wipes for my glasses, so I can see what I'm shooting at.

When do you wake up in the morning?

Whenever I feel like it. Usually I'm up and ready to pop into the shower at seven. For years, while I was teaching, I had to crawl out of bed at the unGodly hour of 5:30, to get the kids ready, and me out the door by seven. Now that I'm retired, I enjoy sleeping longer and longer.

Where do you go to have fun?

This usally shocks everyone, but I LOVE to play penny slots. About once a month, I travel a little over an hour to the Gulf area and visit a couple of casinos. Playing pennies you don't lose a whole lot. Of course, the down side is - you don't win much either.

Why does hair always look best the day of your styling appointment?

If anyone figures that one out, I'd sure like to know. The day before I get my hair cut, even the week before, it looks horrible. I can't wait to get it lopped off. The day I go to get it cut, it is perfect.

Maybe the little hairs know they are about to be trimmed and are begging for me to reconsider. Can Hair actually understand what's about to happen???

How can you pet a porcupine?

First - why would you want to pet one?
Second - can you get close enough to try?
Third - I couldn't pet a porcupine because one of my cats would be insulted. Our youngest is a people cat and would be so jealous, he'd be impossibe to live with. Nope, I cannot pet a porcupine.

Allison, like many authors, read a book she didn't like. Despite occasional digs from her children, she wrote a historical romance. A retired teacher, she's taught fiction writing and spoken at conferences throughout the country. She and her husband, an engineer, moved south to the land of hurricanes and sunshine. When she isn't watching the weather for changes, she writes, creating heroes and heroines, then finding ways to make their lives miserable. She's currently working on a second medieval romance and another set the south.


MomJane said...

I used to love the penny slots. I am not much of a gambler, but love the atmosphere in a casino.

Enjoyed reading your answers.

Dru said...

okay, why are you licensed to carry a pistol? Hmm, I guess I should ask what is the difference between a pistol and a gun? What do you shoot with the pistol?

That was a fun interview.

Candace Morehouse said...

Great interview, Allison. I love your comment about hairs knowing when they are going to be cut and hoping you'll reconsider! too funny!

Keep up the great job writing your awesome historicals.


groovyoldlady said...

A gambling, gun-totin', granny romance writer. Whee-Haw!

Allison sounds like a fun lady!