Cheese. Just add cheese to any meal and it becomes luxurious and consoling. (And fattening.
I enjoy Pass the Parcel. My mama and I had a music-based system for cheating... uh... but I must SAY NO MORE.
Sun worshipper, spray tan or SPF 50?
Sun worshipper! Though in Ireland, sometimes this means that I worry my god has forsaken me.
Beach or lake? Boat or shore?
Boat on a lake! But this may be because I grew up in Ireland by the sea shore, and I crave variety!
Air conditioning or open windows?
In Ireland, we rarely have the need for either...
Favorite summer drink?
I like lemonade, but I don't think I could choose just one summer drink! There's orange juice. Coke for the times you need caffeine. (No Diet or Coke Zero, that is WIMPING OUT.) And sangria and Marilyn Monroes, for uh... a time when I was not a responsible YA author who obviously never drinks...
Ghost story or Truth or Dare?
Truth or Dare! I live for adventure.
Truth? Or dare?
Dare! I live for adventure. Remind me to tell you about the time I jumped off the pier... or the time I jumped onto that nun... My adventures are mainly about jumping.
What singer/musician/band is a must have for The Fort soundtrack?
Vienna Teng! She has such a beautiful voice.
What movie would you bring to watch?
Um. Um. Maybe 'Let the Right One In.' Such an excellent vampire movie! And it makes up for me rejecting ghost stories earlier...
So hard to choose! I mean there's Jake Gyllenhall, for the... and Johnny Depp, for the immortal beauty, and then... but I think I'll go with James McAvoy, because he's my side of the ocean, talented and a cutie pie. Europe REPRESENT at The Fort!
Marshmallows, lightly toasted or burned to a crisp?
Lightly toasted and then eaten with ketchup. (IT'S DELICIOUS. STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT.)
Awake all night or first one to sleep?
Awake allllll night, baby.
If awake all night, practical joke or no?
I once thought the whole leaving a girl's hand in water to make her pee was unambitious, so I poured water in her ear. Result: not hilarious, still sorry about that.
If you could have any YA author visit the fort and tell stories, who would it be and what story would you ask them to tell?
Diana Wynne Jones, and, the story of her life! Failing that, Stephenie Meyer and the weirdest vampire-related thing that ever happened to her. I feel that would DEFINITELY make up for the missing ghost story.
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