Rachael Johns Answers Juliet’s Ten Awkward Author Questions!

In this segment, authors will be subjected to a list of awkward questions that may reveal more about themselves than they really wish to share, and they will receive a score on the ‘Braveometer’. If they choose to answer only five questions, they are a ‘Brave Author’, if they answer 6 to 9 questions they are a ‘Mega-Brave Author’, and if they answer all 10 questions they are an ‘Ultra-Brave Author’!

Today I’d like to welcome Rachael Johns, who has a new book out called JILTED! She is also giving away a copy of this book to one lucky commentor (Australia/NZ only).

1. If only one of your books could have been / could be published, which one would you choose? (C’mon, I don’t want to hear ‘Oh, I love them all, there’s no way I could choose.’ Time to be ruthless, these are the Ten Awkward Questions after all!)

JILTED without a doubt. I love ONE PERFECT NIGHT but JILTED is a bigger book and was my fairy dust book in many ways. I can honestly say it almost wrote itself. Wish another one would do that.

2. Okay, now which one of your children/family members would you… nah, just kidding! Which of the following words most accurately describes your best personality trait (you must pick only one!):

Punctual. Good listener. Neat.  Graceful. Generous. Cheerful.

Cheerful! Definitely. I’ve even been told I smile TOO much 🙂

3. Which of the following words most accurately describes your worst most challenging personality trait (even if you’re perfect, you must pick one):

Always late. Blabbermouth. Slob. Complete klutz. Scrooge. Grumpy pants.

Oh dear… I think I’m gonna have to go with SLOB! Not because I want to be this way but between kids, writing and the shop, my house and housework severely suffer.

4. Have you ever had a romantic crush on one of your characters? Who and why?

I LOVE a tortured hero and I think all my heroes have a little bit of torture in them. So, I have to be really naff and say I love them all. I’m jealous of the heroines and hopefully that comes across on the page!

5. When writing an important scene, do you act it out to allow you to better describe what’s happening?

Nope – which is bizarre, cos I’m an English teacher with a minor in DRAMA. I am very guilty of talking to myself though and have been known to talk through scenes or at least the dialogue.

6. Do you talk to yourself when writing or coming up with plot ideas?

Whoops – I think I just answered that above. YES!!!

7. Who would be ideal to play YOU in a movie of your life?

Renee Zellweger but possibly only her character from Bridget Jones 🙂

8. If you could be any book character for one day, who would you be and why?

I’d be Hermione from Harry Potter because a) I’d really impress my sons and b) I could do magic spells!

9. You’re about to be left on a deserted island for a year, and while your basic food and water needs will be met, you can only bring one extra thing from the following. Which would you choose?

a) A pen and notepad that never runs out

b) An unlimited supply of books

c) An unlimited supply of chocolate, coffee, or alcohol (your choice)

d) A gorgeous man/woman depending on your preference

An unlimited supply of Diet Coke (runs for cover from Juliet)!

10. If you had the attention of the whole world for two minutes what would you say?

Live life like there’s no tomorrow and also like you’ve still got forever. Take the time to listen and always smile 🙂

Thanks for participating, Rachael. You have been awarded ‘Ultra Brave Author’ status on the Braveometer!

You can visit Rachael online at her website, blog, facebook, and twitter.

>>To WIN a copy of JILTED, leave a comment below (Australia/NZ only)!

*Winner will be drawn Tues 12th June and has one week to respond to the email notification or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!

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Posted on June 5, 2012, in Interviews, Ten Awkward Author Questions and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. I’d love to be Hermione as well – she was such a cool character 🙂

  2. Rachael, totally agree with your choice of things for a desert island, would probably substitute paper, pen & books for an iPad (which combines all three) and would put in Camembert cheese and red wine!!!! I’m always on the lookout for a new author, shall give your book a whirl!

  3. Well seeing I have the ecopy, and loving the first few chapters, I would love a print edition. 🙂

    So would trillions of other’s I guess. lol

    Diet Coke. lol lol…. Isn’t that full of sugar? I wouldn’t know though.

    I can relate to the talking to yourself. I even answer at times. lol

  4. I would love a hard copy of your book Rachael – I love my kindle – but nothing beats holding the real thing!!!

  5. Isn’t she just the best Kez. Thanks for reading my Qs 🙂

  6. Great questions, Juliet. You definitely brought a smile to my face with those answers, Rach. Good luck with Jilted. I look forward to reading it 🙂

  7. Your diet coke addiction is legendary, Rach. I’m still totally IN LOVE with the gorgeous cover for Jilted. Congratulations on the release!

  8. She’s very generous and a good listener too! Wish we could get Jilted over here!!! HUGS and best wishes!

  9. My fave question from these interviews is, as usual, the person you see yourself being played by. I am amazed that people have been so spot on – like you with Rene Zellwegar. I on the other hand would not know how to answer that with any real confidence – except to say maybe Shrek – a bit green (about all this publishing thing), an ogre (I’m sure some people see me as the conf registrar grinch) but squishee underneath it all. 😉

  10. Love Hermoine too! I always wanted to be Samantha the witch in Bewitched and spent hours trying to wiggle my nose… Sadly

  11. sorry, have to jump in (even though it’s not my post) to ask Helene if this is why she ended up being a pilot. She ‘witched’ broomsticks for aeroplanes!!!!!!!!

  12. Love what you would say if you had 2 minutes. I think if more people thought/lived like this the world would be a much better place.

  13. Rach, was going to buy a book online, but i would rather have it personally signed in Kojonup on the 22nd! Let me know if u need a hand at all organizing your launch in Kojonup!

  14. Having travelled all the way to the big smoke and still been unable to find a print copy, naturally I am on here with a focus on winning the book. But the questions and answers were amusing too. 😉

  15. I’ll have to add Jilted to my reading list…. it gets longer by the day, and sometimes slightly hard on my budget!

  16. Michelle Ford

    Great answers. Look forward to reading Jilted 🙂

  17. Hayley Martell

    Love the sound of this book. Also huge lover of Chook Lit. Heading over to the US soon and would love to have a book about outback Australia to take with me!!

  18. Raelene has been chosen as the winner of JILTED, congrats! I have sent you an email.

    And thanks to everyone else who dropped by and made Rachael feel ‘less awkward’ 😉

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