Welcome to Five in Five! The idea is that you can read this post in five minutes and get to know everything important there is to know about a famous rock star author. Today we have (drum roll) Linda Benson. She’s the super author or Finding Chance, The Horse Jar, and her newest novel The Girl Who Remembered Horses which released on November 4, 2011.
Ready for some fun, Linda?
1. Whatcha’ Reading Now?
Linda: Right now – I am re-reading The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins, for my book club – quite a memorable story and the writing absolutely sings! And I just finished two horse books: Risky Chance, Horse Diaries #7, by Alison Hart, a great chapter book about a race horse, and The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation, by Elizabeth Letts. Loved them both!
2. What is your favorite smell in the whole wide world?
Linda: Chocolate Chip Cookies baking in the oven.
Kerry: Ohhh, yummmmm!
3. If you could talk with any animal, which animal would you pick and what would you talk about?
Linda: Oh, I’d love to talk with the famous race mare Zenyatta, 2010 Horse of the Year and winner of 19 races in a row (who is now retired and pregnant with her first foal.) I’d ask her if she misses the glamour and excitement of the race track, or if she’s much happier now hanging out in the pasture with her girlfriends and living the life of leisure.
Kerry: OMG, this is the coolest answer ever! I can see why you’re a writer. I can so picture Zenyatta and her girlies hanging in the pasture. <3❤ <3
4. What’s one word you’d use to describe yourself?
5. Okay, now you pick. Tell us one random thing about yourself.
Linda: I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books or the Twilight series.
Kerry: Yeah, I’m gonna say I’m pretty shocked by at least one of those. LOL
Okay, but wait. We have a bonus question. If you could tag a future author for our Five in Five who would it be and what’s one burning question you’d have for them?
Linda: Have you done Kimberly Newton Fusco yet? (author of The Wonder of Charlie Anne) Have you read this book? OMG it’s good – voice, voice, voice, I LOVED it. I would ask her if she has another book coming out soon and how did the character of Charlie Anne come to her – all at once, or little by little?
Kerry: No, we haven’t. That book sounds amazing and I’ll be sure to add it to my TBR pile. Thanks for stopping by, Linda. Congrats on your newest release.
WRN?’ers, you can find out more about Linda and her books below.
Interviewed by : Kerry O’Malley Cerra