The infamous Bad Barb, even…
I would have had this posted earlier, but my server through me off for some reason. I’m really starting to dislike them…. gggrrrr….
Onto the interview~
For those not familiar with Bad Barb, she’s a reviewer who likes to lock authors in closets. I had the wonderful idea to turn the tables on her and lock HER up. OKAY… Okay… I didn’t really lock her up but if she threatens me with that closet, I dunno what I might do. ;o) On the Scamps and Vamps look, and other place… I’ve seen people ask Barb where she got her nickname from, how she gets all the ARCs she gets, who she has locked up and more. So today, we’re asking her!
FYI, if you have questions for Barb, related to things like reading or reviewing or authors, feel free to ask. To make it more fun, I’m giving away a prize to one reader that participates today. BTW, I define participation as joining into the discussion… asking questions, offering opinions…something like… Hey, How ya doing… isn’t going to quite make the drawing. So ask away. Ask as many questions as you like, however, names only go into the drawing one time.
First questions and Barbs answers are below!
V&S) What author that you have not met would you like to meet?
BB)There are two, Carole Mortimer who writes for Harlequin Presents, and Miranda Lee who lives in Australia and also writes for HP.
V&S) Where did you get tne name “Bad Barb” from?
BB) I actually got the nickname from Stella Cameron. I met her on the Writerspace email loop back when it started and there was a contest at Diana Palmer’s web site that I wanted to win, and someone else did too (Janey) and we kept going back and forth saying what we would do to get the prize and I can’t remember what I said but after that comment Stella said, your bad, your bad Barb and it stuck.
V&S) Do you really own a pair of handcuffs?
BB) I will never tell. hehe
V&S) How did you get started reading romances? How about reviewing them?
BB)Started reading Harlequins when I was 14, although there were a few books I picked up in the library that had some romance in it when I was ten. I would read the book while waiting to meet my mom for lunch and there was a book rack in front of lunch counter.
Lori Foster actually got me started, I had met her at the WS email loop and she asked me if I had read everything she had written so far and I said yes, ( I have been reading her since the very beginning) and she sent me In Too Deep and I reviewed it at Amazon and BN and a few other authors liked what I did and they started sending me stuff.
V&S)If you could get any author locked up in your closet, who and why?
BB) I couldn’t lock up just one author, I would lock up all my favorites and keep them in there so they can keep writing.
Got more questions? Ask away. Come on… you know you want to get back at her for how often she teased you about those ARCs….