|Kerry's the one on the left! ;)|
Third Person Press: Where did you grow up? Do you think your childhood influenced you to be a writer?
Kerry Anne Fudge: I grew up in a rural area with my mom and dad. My siblings are all older than I am, so I was raised as an only child. Our neighborhood was very small, and there weren't many kids my age. So my imagination had the time to flourish. I was telling stories to my big brothers before I could even put them down on paper. And when I discovered reading, that was better than finding a pot of gold. I devoured books and fell in love with the written word. So yes, I have to say that my childhood influenced me in becoming a writer.
TPP: Who were your three favorite writers when you were young? Who are three favorites now?
KAF: When I was young I read anything and everything by R.L Stine. On the complete opposite end, I also loved Lurlene McDaniel. I also discovered the 'Deathlands' series by the time I was twelve. I later learned that they were written by different authors, but the style was similar and I devoured them. As an adult, I have way too many fave authors. But my current three are J.R. Ward, Stephen King, and George R.R Martin.
TPP: What are you most likely to be doing when you're not writing?
KAF: When I'm not writing, and have time to myself, I can be found doing a number of things. I love to read on my old-yet-cozy sofa, play video games, write letters (yes, penpalling is still alive and well), work on my smashbooks, have coffee dates with my friends or watch a movie with my fiance.
TPP: Do you have any writing habits or rituals?
KAF: When I write, there's a few things I 'need'. If I am brainstorming or writing a first draft, I need music and lots of it. When I edit, I need music to start but once I get into the groove I need silence. And I tend to work better in the evening/night time.
TPP: What's your favorite beverage while writing? While not writing?
KAF: My fave thing to drink when I am writing is iced coffee. When I'm not writing, I love water or pop.
TPP: If you were a superhero, what would your name and power/ability be? Or would you be a supervillain instead?
KAF: If I was a superhero, my abilities would be strength and speed. I think because Superman was my first favorite comic book hero. As for my 'super' name...I'll be honest, names and titles are not my strong suit. I think I'd just do awesome stuff around the city and let the general population name me haha.
TPP: What are you working on now? What's your next writing project?
KAF: Right now I have 'wedding brain'. I recently became engaged so my thoughts keep drifting back to ideas for my big day, even when I try to work on a story. However, I started a short story before my vacation, but I have the feeling it may become a novel. It's a vampire story, but a different world from my current works and brand new characters.
TPP: Is there a question you've always wanted to answer as a writer? Pose it and then write your answer.
KAF: This is a generic question, but it is one I have never been asked (as far as I remember).
Q: What author influenced your writing the most?A: Even though I don't write like him, I have to say Stephen King. When I was about eight, I snuck one of his anthologies from my sister. By that age, I already loved Halloween and the creatures that go with it. But he really brought out my love of the supernatural, which is why I now write dark fantasy.