Thursday, June 7, 2012

Deserted Island: Canadian Author Genevieve Graham

Weekly Feature here at Snowdrop Dreams  of Books where authors and bloggers share what five books and what five  other items they would want with them if they were ever stuck on a  deserted island and why they chose them. Some posts are serious, some  are extremely silly and some are mixture. Check back every week to see  what your favourite authors and bloggers would pick. Click here if you would like to participate.

This week Canadian author, Genevieve Graham has been stranded on a deserted island and she has picked some very interesting items to have with her. You can find out more about Genevieve and her books at the end of this post.

What 5 things would you want with you if you were stuck on a deserted island?

I guess I can’t say my laptop (with wifi) …
And I guess I can’t say my family, since you said “things” …

Ugh. This is hard.
1. photo album of my family’s pictures
2. a very comfortable pillow
3. an ipod full of classical music
4. an ice machine
5. an endless supply of chocolate (which I would keep cool by the ice machine)

What 5 books would you want with you if you were stuck on a deserted island?

You mean besides my own, right? heh heh

1. “Outlander”, Diana Gabaldon
2. “Dragonfly in Amber”, Diana Gabaldon
3. “The Outsider”, Penelope Williamson
4. “The Hobbit”, Tolkien
5. Any early work by Wilbur Smith


About the author:
I love to write. I really, really do. When my wonderful agent, Jacques de Spoelberch, told me he believed in my writing, then sold my books to Berkley, in particular to the brilliant Wendy McCurdy, Executive Editor, it was a dream come true.

I am embarking on a journey I never expected to take, having my book published. I never planned to be an author in the first place, but Fate has a way of stepping in. I'm so glad She did.

"Under the Same Sky" came from a desire - no, a need to read real historical adventure when I'd exhausted the books my favourite authors had created (and I read them all many times!). The characters come to life in my head, take me places I never imagined, teach me every day. They're not all my best friends, but they are all amazing to me simply because they exist.

It's kind of funny, writing books. The best stories come from somewhere you've never been, and yet you are the expert. You write words that come to you when you're not thinking and you make them into something that takes other people away. I love the magic in that.

I look forward to getting to know you.

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