Interview with Kyra Sundance

October, 2009

Kyra Sundance

Quick Start


SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

KS: "Dogs Rule, Cats Drool!" (Sorry, written by Chalcy)

SS: What is your motto or maxim?

KS: Do More With Your Dog!®


What Readers want to know...


SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?

KS: Finishing a manuscript

SS: What’s your greatest fear?

KS: Making a typo on this website, and having my editor catch it. (She catches ERVYTHING!)

SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

KS: My home on my ranch. I absolutely love it there.

SS: Which living person do you most admire?

KS: Stephen Hawking. I'm fascinated by physics and quantum mechanics.

SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?

KS: Leave it! Git! Get outta the trash!

SS: What do you regret most?

KS: That typo on page 87.

SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

KS: The ability to shoot lasers from my eyes

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

KS: A command performance for the King of Morocco in Marrakech

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

KS: Geez, you expect me to let that cat out of the bag?

SS: What’s your best quality?

KS: Hmm... so many to choose from...

SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?

KS: People tell me I have a big smile :-) Or is it a big mouth... I can't remember

SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

KS: I always had a thing for Tarzan

SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?

KS: Ooh... villains... boo!

SS: If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

KS: "Dude, you won't BELIEVE the stuff we invented in the future!"

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

KS: Cleaning them up! I hate when my pet pees in the house!

SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

KS: Dog mushing!

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

KS: I'm livin' it! I'm a professional Stunt Dog Team performer. How fun is that!

SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

KS: A good head on your shoulders, a defined moral compass, and initiative

SS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

KS: Salsa. Seriously, it's the perfect sustanance. It's a food, it's a drink... maybe a few chips to sprinkle in it, and I'm set.

SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?

KS: DJ Oetzi "Live is Life," Ting Tings "That's Not My Name," Belle & Sebastian "Monkeys are Breaking Out the Zoo"


General Questions


SS: What is your birthdate?

KS: 7/20

SS: What were your previous occupations?

KS: I'm a stunt dog team performer. My background is in computers, and I used to be a Technology Mgr.

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

KS: Stunt Dog Team performer! Woohoo!

SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?

KS: UCLA

SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

KS: Anything current.

SS: What is your favorite movie?

KS: Lawrence of Arabia. "Nothing is written"

SS: What is your favorite television show?

KS: I do watch TV, but nothing seems worthwile enough to list as my fave.


Questions About Books and Writing


SS: Who are your favorite authors?

KS: Dr. Bruce Fogle, Patricia McConnell, Jack Kerouac

SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

KS: Write something that you know better than anyone else. Don't rehash what's already out there.

SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

KS: How did Chalcy become so devoted to you?

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