Seven Questions for Shay West

Don't say you don't get high quality guests on my blog. This week we have a DOCTOR in the house. Not satisfied with just being Dr West, Shay is also a writer and she kindly agreed to stop by and answer my decidedly undoctorly questions. Please check out her social media and book links below. Now, over to the Doctor...

1 - If you could swap places with someone for a day...who? and why?

I’d love to switch places with Taylor Swift just to see what it would be like to have unlimited money to travel and to be on stage singing to thousands of adoring fans!

2 - Leather or lace?

I own a corset that is both of these...

3 - Who would play YOU in a movie version of your life?

I would love to have Emma Stone play me in a movie. She is spunky, hilarious, and super good at karaoke!

4 - If you won $100 million on the lottery would you still write?

Absolutely! I’d still probably keep my day job too (biology professor)

5 - Can you just sit down and write or do certain things: location, music, ambience, time of day, need to be right?

I can’t write in complete silence and I can’t write if there’s music playing. I have to have some kind of background noise like a movie or TV series I’ve already seen so that I’m not paying too much attention to it.

6 - What's the easiest part of writing for you?

I seem to do pretty good with dialog. My characters talk to me and I just type what they’re saying. I think it helps me to keep it sounding realistic and not dry or stilted

7 - Sweet or sour?

I love sour! After finishing a package of sour Skittles, I like to dip my finger in the sour powder.

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Shay West was born in Longmont, CO and earned a doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical. Dr. West currently lives in Grand Junction, CO with her cat, packrat, and bearded dragon. When not writing novels, she plays with plushie microbes and teaches biology classes at Colorado Mesa University. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series, the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series, Organ Reapers, and Soul Reapers. She has also been published in several anthologies: Battlespace (military scifi), Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior (fund raiser), Ancient New (steampunk/fantasy), and Horror in Bloom.
Book links (All are 99c):

The Chosen: Book One of the Portals of Destiny

Organ Reapers: An Eli and Ava Novel

Dangerous Reflections: Adventures of Alexis Davenport Book One


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