Curious Wren launch party Day Six: Interview at Fullness of Joy

Woe, and alas, it’s almost the end of my blog launch party. 

Hold the funeral dirge! We still have one interview left today (which I will mention in a mo) and tomorrow I’ll be sharing my answers to the blog party Bookish Tag, as well as my answers to Emily’s blog launch tag. Lots of bookish fun in both tags, so keep an eye out. ^_^ The Curious Wren blog party ends officially Wednesday, and the giveaway ends at midnight of that day — don’t forget to enter if you haven’t already!

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On to the interview: back in March 2012 I stumbled across Joy’s blog and left my first comment (this was back in the days when I hadn’t the faintest idea that there was supposed to be a space between sentences when typing. Most embarrassing). I continued to “stalk” her site and it wasn’t long before we realized what kindred spirits we were and became fast friends. Joy is my oldest, and one of my dearest, on-line friends; the Samwise to my Frodo, the Watson to my Holmes, and I am thrilled and honored to be hosted on her blog today! Grab a mug of tea or coffee, and some cupcakes and join us while we discuss why I write, the authors who’ve influenced me, my current favorite TV shows, particular writing quirks, what my WIP is, how I balance writing with other activities, the actress I’d choose to play myself if my life was a movie (weird thought, that. O.o), literary side-kicks special to my heart, what my secret talent is, and more! (I had such a blast answering these questions, humans.)

My heart is rather full of excitement right now! I am so thrilled in fact, because I’ve been anticipating this day for years now, and it makes me so happy to finally be able to feature an interview here on Fullness of Joy with one of my very dear and closest online friends…. read more.

Curious Wren launch party Day Four: Interview at Solar Powered Life. 

Dragons, the meaning of essence, favorite sound-words, the inspiration behind my blog name, what characterizes my writing style and more! Elizabeth Kirkwood (better known to me as “Bets”, my special nickname for her) is one of my dearest friends. We’ve laughed and exchanged writings and private jokes and difficult moments of life and cried over AoS, and generally get along very well. I’m honored to be hosted on her blog today! Why don’t you drop by and give the interview a look-see? 

You know how there are some people you talk with for a few moments, and you inexplicably feel like you’ve known them all their lives? That’s pretty much how my friendship with Annie Hawthorne (my petname for her is Cinthy, since she reminds me of hyacinth flowers) started: we clicked right off the bat…. read more.

Curious Wren launch party Day Three: Interview at Wishful Thinking.

On our third day of the Curious Wren blog launch party, I hang out with my new-ish friend: the wise, and utterly awesome Mirriam. Come join us for coffee and cupcakes while she asks me what books make me an emotional puddle of tears, who my Top Five Favorite bloggers are (you might be on the list!), what music I pour into my brain whilst I write, about my favorite quotes, and more! 

I first made Annie’s acquaintance when she left a touching comment on my blog about a month ago, and I’m delighted to announce she’s finally venturing into the blogging world with her own slice of the internet!… read more.

Curious Wren launch party Day Two: Interview with My Lady Bibliophile

Today I talk with my sweet friend Schuyler about my current work-in-progress, what it’s like having writer siblings, why I’m so fond of owls, and about finding the silver linings in life. I also share story excerpts. Come join us! There’s pizza. *wink*

Friends and fellow bibliophiles, I’m excited to introduce to you Annie Hawthorne, a dear friend of mine who just launched her first blog. (Tis the season! So exciting!) Annie is a dear, whimsical, sweet girl who has send dozens of encouraging tweets to me in our acquaintance. We’ve laughed together, discussed stories over the phone… read more.

Welcome to the Curious Wren // also Blog Party tag and giveaway!

Hello there, friends (also acquaintances, and possible arch-enemies). Welcome to the home of the Curious Wren!

Who am I? My name is Annie Hawthorne, and here in my domicile I’ll be sharing about two of my passions: reading and writing. I’ve been doing both since I was knee-high to a toadstool, and I can’t wait to have book discussions with all of you, share the occasional article on Life, fangirl over favorite characters and talk Plot and “kill your darlings.”

In honor of my blog launch, I thought perhaps a modest party was in order (always be ready to celebrate something, humans) and so… *pause for effect* …bookish tag, bookish giveaway, and interviews! The party lasts a week, so feel free to drop in at any time for coffee, tea, cake, and a handful of chocolate chips. The doorbell is always available (but don’t expect me to answer after midnight. Wrens need sleep too).

The Bookish Tag (if you don’t have a blog, you’re more than welcome to answer in the comments!) 

1. What was the last book you read, and would you recommend it?

2. Describe the perfect reading spot.

3. Favorite book beverage? Tea? Coffee? Hot chocolate? Tears of your readers?

4. Share favorite quotes from four books.

5. What is your most loved fantasy read? Dystopia? Contemporary? Sci-fi? Classic?

6. List three authors you’ve collected the most books from.

7. What are your thoughts on magic in literature?

8. What types of book covers capture your imagination most strongly? Feel free to include images.

9. Mention the first book character that comes to mind. Elaborate on this.

10. Do you lend out your books? Or is that the equivalent to giving away your babies?

International giveaway: Steal Like An Artist from the Book Depository, a sample of peppermint tea from Adagio Teas, and chocolate! Which makes me wish I could win my own giveaway…. ah, well, here be a linky to the special pressies: a Rafflecopter giveaway


I like to imagine Curious Wren as similar to one of those old, old houses you read about in books — all haphazard lighting, and Enormous Library, and pictures of the Ancestor Who Discovered Middle-earth, and hidden doors, and unexpected windows and tiny staircases, and trees with branches right up to the windowsills, and the aroma of gingerbread throughout. So why don’t you explore and get a feel for the place? The spiders here are friendly. Ish. And if there’s any banging, never fear, it’s only my characters trying to escape.

Thanks so much for dropping by, check out the fun interviews over the next few days if you so wish, and don’t forget to introduce yourself in the comments!