Sunday, April 01, 2007

Here come the girls - Keris, Maxine and Marie

Keris Stainton



Keris Stainton, a freelance journalist, has apparently been vomiting sunshine since '71. Keris blogs HERE with a mix of rapid book reading and her take on life as a working mum. She also has an unhealthy interest in TV!

1.Why did you start blogging?
Because I read Jennifer Weiner's blog and thought "I could do that". And because I like to blether on about stuff and, after 11 years, my husband doesn't listen to me anymore.

2.When will you stop?
I don't think I'll ever stop. I'm like Madonna in In Bed With Madonna when Warren Beatty says, "She doesn't want to live off-camera." I don't want to live off Blogger (I actually use Typepad, but that doesn't fit as well).

3.What is your favourite kind of post to write?
They're all the same to me really. I like a rant, but I also like enthusing about something I've discovered. Even if it does turn out everyone else discovered it years ago.

4.Give some examples of the diverse range of links on your blogs (lit, arty, funny, stupid etc) – what do you mean they're not diverse?
No, not diverse. Generally writers and book-related with the odd Buffy and Simpsons link thrown in for good measure.


5.You can have five bloggers over for tea and cakes – who would you choose?
I'll limit myself to one celebrity blogger - Meg Cabot (http://www.megcabot.com/diary), because she's hilarious and incredibly talented.
Lisa Clark (http://lisaclark.blogspot.com/) since I'm going off to New York with her in November and I haven't even met her yet (and also because she's fabulous).
Steve Almond (http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/babydaddy/default.aspx) because I fell in love with him reading his book Candy Freak and now he writes a baby blog; we could bond over chocolate and babies.
Caroline Smailes ( http://insearchofadam.blogspot.com/) because her posts make me laugh and cry and I want to meet her now before she becomes too famous to bother with the likes of me. And last but certainly not least Ms Mac ( http://ms-mac.blogspot.com/), because she is the best blogging friend that I haven't met yet.


6.You have the power to blow up one blog – who?
If I don't like 'em, I don't read 'em, but I'd be happy to see the back of anything hate-mongering.


7.What colour underwear are you wearing?
Pink. Thanks for asking.



Maxine Clarke



Maxine works for Nature magazine and blogs HERE. Apart from Petrona, Maxine runs a number of other blogs covering science and crime fiction.

1. Why did you start blogging?

So that I'd have someone to talk to

2.When will you stop?

When nobody answers.


3.What is your favourite kind of post to write?

One when I think I know what I'm writing about.

4.Give some examples of the diverse range of links on your blogs (lit, arty, funny, stupid etc) – what do you mean they're not diverse?

Lit: Books, Inq.
Funny: Dilbert blog
Stupid: not telling
Science: Sceptical Chymist
Medicine: Spoonful of Medicine
Lit-Sci: Keeper of the Snails
Sci-Lit: El Gentraso
Tecchy: Content Matters
Puzzles: the deblog
Libraries: Good Library blog
Crime fic: Eurocrime blog
plus about 200 others. Please attend my blogroll for URLs of the above and further reference.


5.You can have five bloggers over for tea and cakes – who would you choose?

Viggo Mortensen (does he blog?); Ian McEwan (ditto?); J K Rowling (ditto?); Keira Knigtley (ditto?); and someone who can make the tea and bake the cakes-- Nigella Lawson (ditto?).

6.You have the power to blow up one blog – who?
Does Ayatollah Khomeni have a blog? Would not mind blowing up his, if so.

7.What colour underwear are you wearing?
White, naturally. (Just in case.......you know the saying.)




Marie Seymour

Marie lives in London and is currently writing a vampire novel. Marie blogs HERE.
1.Why did you start blogging?
For self-promotion and to connect with other like-minded souls.

2.When will you stop?
When I've run out of things to say. Though I don't think I can stop as it's so addictive.

3.What is your favourite kind of post to write?
I suppose my fave type of post to write is one that is informative and entertaining at the same time.

4.Give some examples of the diverse range of links on your blogs (lit, arty, funny, stupid etc) - what do you mean they're not diverse?
As you would expect, most of my links are writers and writing related. I've got a few agents as well. Then there's some artists, historians, poets, as well as some music links I also like to link to any sites that I've come across during my research for the novel I'm writing.

5.You can have five bloggers over for tea and cakes -who would you choose?
Debi Alper, Caroline (In Search of Adam) Ces (Ces &Her Dishes), Menchie (TIMEOUTS) and you of course,Minx! But I'd rather have wine than tea and cakes.

6.You have the power to blow up one blog - who?
Anyone nasty.

7.What colour underwear are you wearing?
Black.

4 comments:

Clare said...

Good interviews, Minx. Short, snappy and to the point.

Maxine said...

Thanks, Minx -- there is an "e" on my Clarke though. (That bicycleless lady spelt it wrong too)....

Minx said...

Apologies - correcting now....

Debi said...

This is such a great idea, Minx. It's getting me clicking on loads of new people who were formerly lurking on the periphery of my vision. Then I link to them, check who they like and cor ... it's just like blogging, innit? Oh. It is blogging. Well it's bloody good.

Maxine - if Viggo responds please please please let me gatecrash. But only if he's in his Aragorn garb - not with that unattractive blonde crop I've seen him sporting elsewhere ...