Monday, January 12, 2015

Member Interview - Marlow Kelly

Guilty Pleasures Interview with Marlow Kelly

Dogs or cats?
Dogs, but I have to admit our pug, Max, is a dat – that’s part dog/part cat.

Ereader or paper back?
Umm, tough one. I prefer to use my iPhone as an ereader, but when I travel I like paperback that way I don’t have to worry about data charges and internet connection.

Chick flicks or action movies?
Action movies. Another tough one. I enjoyed Under the Tuscan Sun, but loved the Jason Bourne Movies with Matt Damon. And let’s face it, what woman doesn’t enjoy watching Matt Damon?

Flats or stiletto shoes? 
Flats. It’s been years since I’ve worn stiletto shoes. I’d probably break my neck if I tried, so I’d have to say flats. No contest.

Favourite place to vacation?
Oh my, another toughie. When I was young I travelled quite a bit. That was my thing. I love Australia, Spain, Greece. I holidayed in Ireland, staying with family a lot as a teen and part of my heart is still there and always will be. The best place we’ve been to as a family is Disneyworld with Disneyland as a close runner up. I don’t enjoy the commercialism so much, it’s just there’s so much to see and do and how many places are there where three generations can go and enjoy themselves.

Favourite drink from the bar?
Pina colada. I rarely go to the bar, but when I do I like to order something I would never make at home. Blender drinks fit that category.

Favorite fast food item? 
George’s chocolate chunk cookies. These might not be fast food to you, but as I’m not fond of burgers or fries, these decadent cookies are my favorite treat. 

Favorite flavor of ice cream? 

Favourite candy your sweet-tooth craves? 
Chocolate – Are you seeing a theme here?

Favourite article of clothing?
Leggings. I’m covered but can still move freely. Moving freely is very important to me.

Favourite time of day?
Morning when everything’s quiet. I get up early, savor that first sip of coffee and enjoy the silence.

Favourite season? 
I like all the seasons. I live in Northern Alberta where the winters are long, and can last five months. But on the flip side the summers can last five months. Autumn and spring tend to be short. By the end of October, I look forward to winter with its crisp days. I enjoy the early evenings when my family is home. We sit together with hot drinks, chat and watch the snow fall. By April I’m ready for the long, hot days of summer. Once we reach the midsummer solstice in June, it’s only dark for a few hours, we go for long walks on a summers evening. There have been occasions when we’re still out walking at ten o’clock at night and it’s still as light as midday. I suppose it’s just a question of making the most of every season.

Favourite television show? 
I recently started watching The Mysteries of Laura and love it. It’s listed as a comedy / drama. I really relate to Debra Messing’s character, Laura. She’s a divorced mom of twins who works as a detective with her ex-husband. She’s smart, funny and loves to eat.

Favourite movie you’ve watched more than once? 
Recently I saw The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. I loved it and would definitely watch it over again. It’s a combination of chick flick, comedy and action all rolled into one.

Favourite song you listen to over and over again?
Epic Score’s Something to Believe In. If you hear score music in a movie or commercial and it’s powerful there’s a good chance it was written by Epic Score. It’s also fabulous music to write to.

What books might we find on your bedside table/eReader? 
You will find a healthy dose of Linda Howard, coupled with a large smattering of Julie Garwood, and Carla Neggers. There are also the Brother Cadfael books by Ellis Peters. I also have Lori Power’s book Storms of Passion on my iPhone.

More about Marlow Kelly:
After being thrown out of England for refusing to drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas to paper. Her need to write about strong women in crisis drives her stories and her curiosity regarding the lives and loves of historical figures are the inspiration for her characters.
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  1. I would like to say a big thank you to Trans Canada Romance Writers for featuring me on their blog.

  2. I would like to say a big thank you to Trans Canada Romance Writers for featuring me on their blog.

  3. Great interview Marlow! We have similar Guilty Pleasures, lol!