The Questioning Blogger Edition

The Questioning

Welcome to the interrogating room of the Asylum!

When the 1st anniversary of my blog came around I wanted to have a unique way to celebrate it. I could go whipping up a huge list and saying thank you like I was giving an Oscar award winning speech or something, but I had a better thing on mind. I decided to invite 10 authors and 10 bloggers/reviewers who I had become friends with in this past year and who supported me in any way. And then reversed the roles! Authors had become the ones asking the questions and bloggers found themselves on the other side, answering them. I had quite a lot of fun coming up with the questions for the bloggers and even more with answering the ones I received. Even if I sometimes cursed them ๐Ÿ˜‰ And you can find out how all of us did:

Author Edition

AuthorIntroductionWhat to expect?
Ben GalleyAuthor of the Emaneska series, The Scarlet Star and The Chasing Graves trilogies and The Heart of Stone novelI was made to choose between having an army of rats and pigeons (I came up with a very good reasoning too!), and I pick my lunch partners for pizza ๐Ÿ™‚
Keith McArdleAuthor of the Unforseen series as well as the Ironstone SagaI laid out my plans for the rest of the year – concerts, travels, all the fun stuff, and I talk about my short story officially for the first time!
Steven McKinnonAuthor of the Raincatcher’s Ballad series, SPFBO finalistI had a bit of a hard time with this one, I talk about blog plans, lessons I’ve learned and have a mini heart attack.
Daniel E. OlesenAuthor of The Prince of Cat and the Chronicles of AdalmeracDaniel managed to bring out my worst side… burglary, torturing and a lot of fun stuff happened in this one…
Josh EriksonAuthor of the Ethereal Earth series, SPFBO semi-finalistI have to chose sides in the great desserts war, I recall sad memories and save humanity. Possibly.
D.P. WoolliscroftAuthor of the Wildfire CycleHe made me talk about pet peeves, Hungarian traditions and I have cute childhood photos for you!
Devin MadsonAuthor of the Vengeance trilogy and The Reborn Empire series, SPFBO finalistShe made me spill some dark secrets, namely how I lost my cousin in a wood, I give my opinion about pinapples on pizza and I tell what animal I would ride into a battle.
Benedict PatrickAuthor of the Yarnsworld seriesHe seriously made me question our friendship with his question about pandas… but I also talked about where my love for reading came, about music and guilty pleasures.
Jeramy GobleAuthor of the The Akallian Tales trilogy, the Coven Queen, and the Moving Targets seriesI talk about Budapest, my blogging future, the community and what animal I wish could talk.
Michael BakerAuthor of the Counterbalance series, mapmakerI pick my own road trip crew and make a confession about Lord of the Rings.
Lee C. ConleyAuthor of The Dead Sagas series, musician, swordmanI loved coming up with my own weapon, though it needs a bit more working on… We also talked a lot about music and, well, books. Duh.
Clayton SnyderAuthor of The Balance series and most recently The River of ThievesProbably this was the most entertaining one. Mostly because I had no idea half of the time what the hell he meant by his questions ๐Ÿ˜€
Dyrk AshtonAuthor of the Paternus trilogy among other thingsThis was a fun one as well. I got to gush about Budapest, and I also got accused of taking part in the Pants Heist. Oh and I came up with an awesome book idea too. You are welcome.
David HamblingAuthor of the Harry Stubbs series alongside with several other Lovecraftian novelsI loved this one, I talked about writing, being bilingual, music and what kind of character I would be (a kick ass one, naturally).
Graham Austin-KingAuthor of the Riven Wyrde Saga, Faithless and The Lore of PrometheusHeh, he made me uncomfortable by talking about my blogger failures and what annoys me. I also picked some company for the Asylum.
Phil WilliamsAuthor of the Ordshaw seriesI talk about cool underground places in Budapest, reviewing and whether I’d have swearing knees or two heads.


Blogger Edition

BloggerIntroductionWhat to expect?
Jen (Bunnyreads)My reviewer here at RockStarlit BookAsylum, bunny lover and good friend ๐Ÿ™‚We did things a bit differently and took turns asking all the important questions, like do I like bunnies?
Nick T. BorrelliOwner of the Out of This World SFF Reviews blog, Godfather of the Friday GIF War on twitterDid you know he was an aspiring rock star? I highly approve his choice of cellmate. Also, he is very flattering ๐Ÿ™‚
Swiff (Adam Weller)My fellow SPFBO judge, reviewer at Fantasy Book ReviewI like Swiff’s humor and had a few LOL moments while reading his answers. He is quite violent and a big fan of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Jay ClementiOwner and reviewer at Jetpacks N Dragons, one of my first Twitter buddiesJay is not quite the adventurous type it seems.
Jason AycockOwner and reviewer at Off The TBR, one of the most supportive bloggers and all around nice guy ๐Ÿ™‚Turns out Jason is a fellow history junkie and a GOT fan.
Lynn KempnerOwner of the Grimmedian, guest judge in SPFBO for BookNest.euQueen of costumes, and let’s face it, we can all approve of her choice of cellmate.
David WaltersYou probably better know him as FanFiAddictHe’d like to live with RJ Barker, has an excellent choice of pet and I loved the Friends reference there!
Filip MagnusReviewer at and The Grimoire Reliquary, youtuber, aspiring writerHe says he can do a Mark Hammil-esque Joker impression, he is a huge Malazan fan and not really friendly toward the merfolk.
Emma DavisReviewer and fellow SPFBO judge at Fantasy Book ReviewCrazy cat lady, Malazan fan, she thirsts for power and loves Toothless as much as I do.
Mihir WanchooBlogger and fellow SPFBO judge at Fantasy Book Critic, member of Fantasy HiveHe knows everything about Indian culture, haven’t seen any Star Wars films (I’m right there with you buddy).
Holly (The Grimdragon)Blogger, reviewer for Fantasy Book Review and Grimdark MagazinePolite Canadian lady with a dirty mouth. Star Wars, Stephen King and Joe Abercrombie enthusiast.
Caitlin G.Realms of My MindBlogger, gamer, Star Wars enthusiast.
Justine BergmanWhispers & Wonder, Fantasy Book Critic, Fantasy HiveBlogger, game designer, and one of the most awesome person I got to know in the community.
NolyThe Artsy ReaderNoly is one of the nicest blogger I got to know thanks to the WriteReads gang ๐Ÿ™‚
TS ChanNovel NotionsTS is an awesome fantasy blogger I got to hang out with in Dublin.
Andrea (Little Red Reviewer)Little Red ReviewerAndrea has been blogging for 10 years. Can you believe that? 10 freaking years. Wow. I like her views on blogging though!
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