Monday, January 6, 2014


As her debut novel releases in paperback, Patricia Bracewell takes some time out to sit and relax...Inside the Writers' Study!

What is your favorite word? 

What is your least favorite word? 

What turns you on? 
An engrossing story, whether film, book or play.

What turns you off? 
Idiocy in all its forms.

What sound or noise do you love? 
Tight harmonies.

What sound or noise do you hate? 
Leaf blowers.

What is your favorite curse word? 
F__k, I’m sorry to say.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? 
Singer: of folk and bluegrass.

What profession would you not like to do? 
Surgeon. Hated 10th grade Biology.

If heaven or the after-life exists, what would you like to hear God, The Source (or whatever Deity you may believe in) say when you arrive at the pearly gates? 
Go back; you’re not done yet.

In one sentence, describe your newest or most recent release 
Shadow on the Crown is the story of the 11th century queen, Emma of Normandy, who weds a haunted English king and finds herself entangled in treachery and intrigue amid the constant threat of Viking invasion. 


n21et said...

I wish this could have been longer. It's only a sketch
of an author whom we all enjoyed. She may not have
been given enough time to reply, or your space didn't allow her to say more....

Donna Russo Morin said...

Inside the Writers' Study is based on a series of questions posed to every guest at the end of the regular interview segment on Inside the Actor's Studio which airs on Bravo. James Lipton has always given credit for the questions to the French television personality Bernard Pivot, who used them on his show, Apostrophes. But it actually began with a writer. As it turns out, Bernard Pivot developed this set of questions from a questionnaire answered by the French essayist and novelist Marcel Proust. Proust originally answered this questionnaire while still in his teens, in a 'confession album,' a type of autograph book popular in the late 19th century. The title of that which Proust wrote in is self-explanatory; it belonged to his friend Antoinette (daughter to a future French president) and was entitled "An Album to Record, Thoughts, Feelings, Etc." It has since become a tool for an artist to reveal aspects of themselves and their work outside of the normal 'interview' format. It's modern evolution has been used to reveal the inner depths of the respondent. It is intentionally short, a mere glimpse into the inner thoughts of the artist.

Erika M said...

Love it! Fun answers and a perfect blast for our short-attention-span readership. :)