Monday, November 22, 2010

Featured Blogger: Stephanie

 This week's FB is Stephanie. She is the owner of Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust. This is my interview with her!
H: "First off, let's start with your name and a little bit about you."
S: "My name is Stephanie. I am a 50 year-old, community volunteer, blogger, painter, and Pilates addict.  I've been married 28 years, and own 4 cats.
I grew up in the Albany NY area, and always felt like a displaced New Englander.   I have been living in Maine since 1984 and feel it is home." 

H: "Now, we know a little bit about you. What about your blog? What's your blog title, header, etc..?"
S: "Well..My blog's name is Fangs, Wands, and Fairy Dust. You can find it by going to My header is above.
H: "What do you review?"
S: "I provide news, reviews and  commentary on the paranormal in books, films, TV and where ever I find it. In other words, yes I review books, but I am also likely to pick a topic like vampire body fluids and write about it. So I work with PNR PNE UF UFE PNYA, PN Chick-lit and other paranormal books and films; once in a while I go off genre. I don't do horror, the world is horrifying enough. If I want horror I will just watch the news. I don't do religion because I am not religious. (E=Erotica)"

H: "When did you start blogging and why?"
S: "I started blogging because I was watching my DVD of Twilight for the first time and the Kiss Scene made my stomach flip over like I was a fourteen year old.  Unfortunately, I was not fourteen and needed ways to express my interest in the genres from an adult point of view.  We adult ladies of mature years are a strong demographic for all the fantasy and paranormal coming out now. It's not just for teenagers anymore.

I use correct and civil language on my site, but I do discuss adult topics. So, I ask that people are 18 and older if they wish to read the blog."

H: "When was your blog 'born'?"
S: "March 21, 2010"


Food(s):I can't eat gluten which  a pain, since it is inconvenient and my heritage is Italian Greco-Turk.  My favorite foods are comfort foods: pizza, burgers, nachos, steak, soup, stew, pasta with a particular sweet and sour wild boar sauce, salad and all veg. Indian, mashed potatoes, lobstah.  I  LOVE Lasagna. The weirdest thing I ever ate I was forced to eat by etiquette: porcupine spine. I like sweets once in a while but prefer fruit.

Book(s): What is a favorite book? Often it is the last one I read. I tend to love series.  If push came to shove I would probably say the Meredith Gentry series. At times Laurel K. Hamilton's writing in that is  transcendent. But I also love THe Hollows- Rachel Morgan series, The Chicagoland Vampires. And by now people know I love Tyger Tyger. Oh yes, the Twilight Saga, Early Sharon Kay Penman, and the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

One book that has really stuck in my mind as an important work of fiction that explains Western, European Culture in it's pages is The Pillars of the Earth. I think it is brilliant.

Movie(s):The Twilight saga, Room with A View, Enchanted April, Love Actually, Bridget Jones Diary, Avatar, Moulin Rouge.

Genre(s):If you look at what I review, it pretty much is a laundry list of my favorite genres.

Blog(s):The Book Faery was the first blog I followed.

Color(s): All clean colors, jewel tones. I think I am a painter because I like color. I think color affects our health.

Cartoon(s): Fantasia

Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman and Diana Gabaldon, Chris Bohjalian, and my pal Julia Rachel Barrett for the pure energy and joy in her writing.
Kersten Hamilton, Amanda Hockler. Kersten and Amanda are going to be two literary powerhouses.

Other ways to reach Steph are..

Twitter: @fangswandsfairy
To find out more about Stephanie and her blog, take your questions to her at Fangs, Wands And Fairy Dust!
Come back later this week to read her guest review of Mozart's Blood by Lousie Marley.

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  1. Thank you Hannah! What a brilliant interview! Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  2. @Steph - Your welcome :) Thanks!! Would you like me to put your e-mail & twitter links up there?

  3. Steph is one of the most fun bloggers around. She's my religious go-to blog twice a day at least. She's generous to a fault, promotes other bloggers and authors, and loves the weird and off-beat! Guess that's why she likes me!

  4. @Julia - Oh I believe you! She's fun to be around :)

  5. And Julia is a wonderful person. You must read her canoeing adventures on her blog. shouldn't be funny but so help me it is hilarious.

  6. Ok :)

    I'm going to stop over there & read it!

  7. @Steph - WOW! That's kind of sad & funny at the same time!


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