Just who is this author, obscured by sun signs? If you've read any books including DISCONNECTED, DANCING NAKED and KAT'S FALL, you may have come across her before.
Let's have a clearer look, okay?
That's better! And as she's holding a copy of DANCING NAKED -- let me introduce Shelley Hrdlitschka!
Darby Christopher: Welcome, Shelley! Thanks for joining me for this interview today. My story A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW is all about how different people came to Canada. Where were you born?
Shelley Hrdlitschka: I was born in Vancouver, and still live in Vancouver! My family claims we have been in Canada for generations, yet sometimes I wonder if maybe some of my distant (and not so distant) relatives are actually aliens, outerspace-type aliens. They can be pretty strange at times.... DC: Hey I can relate to the whole extra-terrestrial element! Hmm. I wonder if aliens ride skateboards. Can you?
SH: I cannot ride a skateboard. I tried rollerblades once, but only once. I am not the most coordinated person I know. Yoga is a good fit for me as it doesn't require wheels so I can't get going too fast. DC: Yoga sounds quite a bit safer, I have to admit. So beyond wheel-less yoga, do you have any secret or special talents you'd care to share?
SH: My special (and secret) talent ~ tap-dancing! Shh!
DC: You must chat with author Diane Haynes sometime. You two have more in common than just being authors! So if you could tap-dance through a window back in time, would you do it?
SH: I don't think I would ever go through a special window into the past. I'd be way too afraid that I'd never get back! I really really like my creature comforts, like running water, electricity, even public transit. I'm not very adventuresome. I prefer my adventures to be in my imagination.
DC: You know, there's a lot to be said for that. You can't over-rate twenty-first century toilets, either! I'm also pretty fond of modern candy. Red licorice is my favourite. Yours? SH: My favourite treat is dark chocolate. Creamy, melt-in-your mouth chocolate. Yummm. (I think I'll go get some now.)
DC: Oh -- wow. I think you're right, it feels like the PERFECT time to eat chocolate! I'd really like to read more about you and your books. Where can I find you online?
DC: Thanks, Shelley! I look forward to seeing the updates on your website. And thanks for talking to me today!
Now, if you'd like a chance to win Shelley's wonderful book SUN SIGNS, leave your name in the comments. Do you share Shelley's worry over time-travel? Where would YOU go, if you could walk through a window? Maurice and I will do the draw for the winner next Friday, March 20th.
And I'll see you tomorrow with another mystery author interview!