What would you do if your appliances came to life?
That's easy! I'm not a fan of housework and would love the appliances to take care of the chore for me. Of course knowing my luck, the appliances would probably turn out to be the bossy type and wouldn't listen to a single one of my commands. I'd get in trouble for making a mess and be at the mercy of the machines or worse, I'd live in the first home where the appliances went berserk and turned militant.
What is the happiest time of the day?
I'm a real morning person. There's something about the promise of a new day that nurtures enthusiasm and makes me feel happy. Hubby has started dragging me out for a walk at six-thirty every morning. I protest, but secretly I enjoy the crisp air. I start in sleep-walk mode but by the time I arrive back at home, I'm ready to attack the day.
The area where I live tends to be very windy, with the wind blowing strongest during the afternoon. That's another reason why I enjoy a morning walk or cycle ride--because I don't have to fight the wind. I've tried it a few times and arrived home exhausted.
Where were you when you got your first kiss?
LOL it's been a while. From memory it was at a school social and took me by surprise. The boy I was with grabbed me and kissed me on the lips just after the last dance of the evening. It wasn't that exciting really, and I wondered what all the fuss was about. On the plus side, the kiss wasn't wet and sloppy, so I didn't need to wipe my mouth, and there was no tongue involved. LOL - that came later. Thank goodness the kissing thing improved over time, and I discovered that it can be quite a lot of fun if you're with the right person.
Why is the sky blue?
Experts say it's something to do with the way the sunlight hits the particles above Earth, but I think the sky is blue because it's my favorite color. There's nothing better than a bright blue sky on a sunny day to make me feel happy and bring a smile.
How many writers does it take to change a lightbulb?
It takes an entire village to produce a book when you take into account the writer, editor, copy-editor, publisher, marketing, printing and all the other people who do their magic behind the scenes. It would follow then that the entire village would need to help the writer change the lightbulb. In reality, I think writers are very intelligent people and would be quite capable of changing their own lightbulbs without help.
In our house, it doesn't take any writers to change a lightbulb because my husband is in charge of this chore. While I'm quite capable, I don't mind if he changes the lightbulbs. See? What did I say? Writers are intelligent people and get others to change their lightbulbs for them!
Shelley lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and a small, bossy dog called Scotty.
Typical New Zealanders, Shelley and her husband left home for their big OE soon after they married (translation of New Zealand speak - big overseas experience). A year long adventure lengthened to six years of roaming the world. Enduring memories include being almost sat on by a mountain gorilla in Rwanda, lazing on white sandy beaches in India, whale watching in Alaska, searching for leprechauns in Ireland, and dealing with ghosts in an English pub.
While travel is still a big attraction, these days Shelley is most likely found in front of her computer following another love - that of writing stories of romance and adventure. Other interests include watching rugby and rugby league (strictly for research purposes), being walked by the dog, and curling up with a good book.