Friday Fun Facts

There’s a lot going on in Chick Land right about now, so we’re taking the week off. But rather than just skip one of our beloved Friday group posts, we thought we’d go deep into the vaults and offer up one of our favorite early posts, from around our second week of blogging when we had approximately four readers. We hope you enjoy this Special Edition Rerun!

Lisa Q. Mathews

Top 3 TVCotC Word balloons Mystery Shows (recent): Broadchurch, The Killing, and The Mysteries of Laura (Yes. If I were a police detective I would want Debra Messing’s character as my partner.)
Fave Female Amateur Sleuth: Jessica Fletcher (Like many mystery writers, I plan to actually be her when I grow up.)
Must-have Writing Snack: Mint chip ice cream (Wait, you mean even before noon? Of course.)
Fave Vacation Destinations: New York, L.A., and Key West (I already live in New England.)
If I wrote in another genre, it would be: Spy thrillers or romance (They go together, right?)

Kellye Garrett


Fave (Partial) Quote about Life: Be happy with what you have while working for what you want. – Helen Keller (I ignore the second half—So much has been given to me I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. Probably because I do indeed like to ponder.)
Fave Quote about Writing: I hate writing. I love having written. – Dorothy Parker (I’m the writer who would rather come over and clean your toilet than write.)
Mac or PC: I should say Mac because I used to see the Windows “Blue Screen of Death” more than my own mother. However, I live and die by the “right click” so Windows it is.
Secret Super-power: Cursing like nobody’s business.
If I had to be on a reality show, I’d pick: Real Housewives of Atlanta. Why? Because they’re always eating and their weaves are always on point. Always.

Ellen Byron


Kids and Pets: One 15-year-old daughter and 2 spoiled rescue mutts – a corgi-jack-uahua and a ch-errier.
Turn-ons: Sushi, pasta, pizza, rain, people with a sense of humor.
Turn-offs: Arrogance, bad drivers, coyotes.
Top Item on my Bucket List: Visit the Bronte Parsonage, and walk their paths on the moors. I’m a Bronte fangirl.
I wish I were: 3 inches taller and 20 pounds lighter.

Marla Cooper

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Pets: I have a polydactyl cat, which means he has thumbs. He should be able to make us coffee, but so far he’s refused to learn.
Work Attire: Yoga pants and a tee shirt. Or what I call my “executive pajamas,” which are gray pin-stripe and perfect for conference calls.
Last book I read: The Girl on the Train. For once I wanted to read a book while it was popular, instead of waiting until two years after the movie comes out.
Favorite Time-killers: Sudoku, knitting, and plotting world domination.
Random thing I’m excited about: Next week I’m going to British Columbia and we’re going to spend one night on a tugboat. (Update: the tugboat was awesome.)

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