Sunday, September 12, 2010

Author Interview: Denise Jaden

There's a party going on right here! Join the fun. Read the interview below, take a moment to comment, and you'll automatically be entered for a load of fabulous prizes.

Denise and I met thanks to another one of those serendipitous cyber moments. We live in different countries, yet only minutes away from each other. The first time I met Denise, she let me read the first page of LOSING FAITH and I've been dying to get my paws on it ever since. I'm buying my copy on Monday. How about you?

Denise On The Joys of Life:

If I could snap my fingers and solve one of the problems here on earth, it would be:
I feel like a Miss America contestant! You really dive right in with the questions that make one think, don’t you, Angelina? Well okay. Hmmm. I think the root of most problems is unsubstantiated fear—fear of what people think of you (when really they’re not thinking of you at all!), fear of things that you can’t do anything to prevent or help anyway. I think people would have better relationships and lives in general if we weren’t all so afraid of…everything. So I guess my answer would be to abolish unhealthy fear. SNAP!

One question I wish I had a definitive answer to:
Where will I be and what will I be doing in ten years?

Best thing about being a child:

Worst thing about being a child:

Best thing about being a teenager:
Great passion

Worst thing about being a teenager:
Great passion – ha!

Most memorable teen moment:
Smashing up my dad’s van in a Gold’s Gym parking lot and having to go in and explain the situation to the She-Hulk owner of the car I hit.

A quote I live by:
God is good, no matter what.

My dream vacation:
Definitely a trip to Tahiti. I’ve been a Polynesian dancer most of my life, but I have not had the opportunity to visit many of the Polynesian islands yet. One day…

In My Perfect World…

Everyone would get a massage and reading break at least once a week.

There would be an abundance of chocolate and sugar snap peas.

No one would be deprived of deodorant.

Every child would have two loving parents.

No one would ever hurt another person.

I-phones would be free for everyone.

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  1. I LOVE the answers to the Perfect World question :)
    Yes, free deodorant and I-phones (with unlimited worldwide calling and data) for all!

  2. Ouch to the Most Memorable Teen Moment - although I think the only car accident I ever was in was when I was a teen and I wasn't even driving.

    I would love a free Iphone.. including service fees being free. Hehe.

  3. "Best thing about being a child: Curiosity." Totally!! You know how curiosity kills a cat, well, I don't think it only applies to them but to everyody as well. As a child we are very curious, as a teen we are still as curious but we alredy know some things can be dangerous. And as we get older we know what to do and what don't.

    "Best and worst things about being a teeenager: Great passion!" True. True. True. At 18 years old, I feel like a poet, one with a passion that just needs to come out and set free in the world. We, teengaers, are like that. Like birds, sometimes we have crazy moments, lol, but we all do it to make us feel free in spirti and all.

    My dream vacation was denifitely my trip to Belgium for 3 months!! :D Best trip vacation EVER. :)

    Love you perfect world, Denise. Lots of us dream with that too.

    Thanks for sharing this with us Denise, and thanks Angelina for interviewing Denise. :)

  4. Love these original questions, Angelina! And really great answers, Denise -- like passion being best and worst part of being a teen (so true!), and your perfect world vision. :)

  5. Not only an abundance of chocolate - in my perfect world there would be an unlimited supply!

  6. Really interesting interview. I completely agree with abolishing fear. I can see how much that would change the world! (Kudos for not saying "world peace" a la Miss Congeniality!)

    I also love your perfect world. It sounds, for lack of a better word, perfect! *longing sigh*

  7. A Polynesian dancer? That's so cool!

  8. Cheers! To your perfect world and making it to Tahiti!

  9. Great interview. I wish I could live in your perfect world.

  10. Thanks for joining the party everyone. Keep the faith!

  11. Oh yeah, I definitely agree with you about the worst thing about being a child. Restrictions -_-Haha oh well, I'm a teen now...

    Great interview thing ! Denise is such a cool person :) Loved your answers !


  12. Nice interview. I like the different questions which made it interesting to read.

  13. The perfect world answers are amazing!

    Also, I love the idea of abolishing unhealthy fear. Fear is good in small doses because it can keep you safe. But all those unhealthy fears definitely eat away at my life sometimes -- it would be great to be rid of them!


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