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with Aimee Carter

Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing fan fiction at eleven, began her first original story four years later, and hasn’t stopped writing since. Her first novel for young adults, The Goddess Test, was be published by Harlequin Teen in May 2011. The sequel, Goddess Interrupted, will follow in February 2012.

Your doorbell rings. The UPS guy is outside with a shoebox-sized package for you. You open the box, and inside is…

The best thing you can imagine – A bonsai tree that regrows solid gold nuggets instantly.

The worst thing you can imagine – A severed body part.

The weirdest thing you can imagine – A neon pink and green puppy that speaks perfect English and French. This was also a contender for best thing I could imagine.

If you were the eighth dwarf, what would your name be?
Picky. I’m a picky eater, a picky reader, a picky dresser, a picky dater…it’s a problem.

Word association – what’s the first word that comes to mind?
wheat – cereal
clank – Scrooge
rewind – VCR
dollar – store
cloudy – Sunday

Care to explain any of the above?
This was tough because I’m a visual thinker. I don’t think in words much at all, unless I’m writing, so images were the first thing that came to mind. And I’m pretty sure ‘Scrooge’ came from the ghost that had chains. Which clank.

What’s your favorite book you’re shy about recommending to people–and why?
Probably The Horse Whisperer, mostly because I read it when I was nine, and it’s a pretty adult book. Also Lucas, by Kevin Brooks – I haven’t read it in years, and I don’t really remember much about what happens, which I’m embarrassed to admit. But I do remember that I absolutely loved it and went out and bought all of his books afterward.

Share a photo of yourself (not your author photo!) that you love and tell us why you love it — DOUBLE bonus if you look goofy/weird/terrible in the pic.

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This is a picture of several friends and me on the Tower of Terror in Disneyland back in 2007. The five of us are in the back row, and I’m second to the right, with my hand clamped over my mouth. If you’re not familiar with this ride, they take a photo of you right when the window opens and you’re however many stories up. This is a photo of that photo (we were cheap).

I have a massive fear of elevators – I would rather walk up twenty flights of stairs than take one – but my friends convinced me to go on this ride anyway. I’m also not a fan of heights, so I was already on edge when the window opened, revealing the entire park. A second before this picture was taken, I screamed out, “F-CK!”, and…well, there was a little girl sitting right in front of me. Hence why my hand is over my mouth and all of my friends are laughing. Her parents didn’t seem to mind too much though.

Thanks, Aimee!

Visit Aimee on the web:
Website: aimeecarter.com
Blog: http://aimeecarter.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @aimee_carter
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67 thoughts on “4 Minutes/4 Questions with… Aimee Carter! (+ giveaway!)

  • September 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    wheat – Home made bread
    clank – car trouble
    rewind – VHS Blockbuster label: “please be kind. Rewind.”
    dollar – origami (is it just me, or is it everywhere right now?)
    cloudy – clean, relaxing rain

  • September 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Wheat- Will Wheaton
    Clank – Wall-E where he’s watching My Fair Lady.
    Rewind- remote control
    Dollar – buckwheat singing I got a dollar! Hey hey hey hey!
    Cloudy- Quote from the movie Casanova – “just another good kind of weather…”

  • September 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    wheat – cereal – milk
    clank – Scrooge – geezer
    rewind – VCR – tape
    dollar – store – buy
    cloudy – Sunday – Mass

    cereal goes with milk. Scrooge is a miserable geezer for the most part. VCR needs to operate with a tape. At a store you buy stuff. Sunday I usually go to Mass that day.

    these are really great questions! thanks for doing this and the giveaway 😀

  • September 4, 2011 at 2:10 am

    wheat – cereal – cheerios
    clank – Scrooge- Duck
    rewind – VCR – Old
    dollar – store – shop
    cloudy – Sunday – Sad

  • September 4, 2011 at 6:46 am

    wheat – cereal-FIELDS
    clank – Scrooge-BROKEN CAR
    rewind – VCR-Yep, VCR too
    dollar – store-SILVER
    cloudy – Sunday-SKIES

  • September 4, 2011 at 6:54 am

    wheat – cereal – bread
    clank – Scrooge – green peas
    rewind – VCR – time travel
    dollar – store – $1 food
    cloudy – Sunday – PARTY!!

  • September 4, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I realized you said Aimee’s words so here those are instead!

    Word association – what’s the first word that comes to mind?
    wheat – cereal — brinner (breakfast for dinner)
    clank – Scrooge — Kermit
    rewind – VCR — childhood
    dollar – store — shopping
    cloudy – Sunday — Chipotle (I have lunch there most Sundays)

    Thanks again for the contest!

  • September 4, 2011 at 8:08 am

    wheat – cereal- Kids
    clank – Scrooge- Christmas
    rewind – VCR- DVD
    dollar – store- Shopping
    cloudy – Sunday- Church

  • September 4, 2011 at 9:28 am

    wheat – cereal (Farm)
    clank – Scrooge (bang)
    rewind – VCR (VCR)
    dollar – store (store)
    cloudy – Sunday (rain)

  • September 4, 2011 at 10:49 am

    wheat – cereal – soggy
    clank – Scrooge – evil
    rewind – VCR – old people
    dollar – store – ugly hats
    cloudy – Sunday – Green Day

  • September 4, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    wheat – cereal — Cheerios
    clank – Scrooge — Christmas
    rewind – VCR — Old
    dollar – store — Books
    cloudy – Sunday — Lazy

  • September 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    wheat – bread
    clank – noise
    rewind – be kind rewind (MIB2)
    dollar – Money
    cloudy – cold and wet

  • September 4, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    wheat – bread
    clank – hammer
    rewind – movies
    dollar – bill
    cloudy – rain

  • September 5, 2011 at 7:19 am

    wheat – Thins
    clank – chain
    rewind – life
    dollar – menu
    cloudy – skies

  • September 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    clank – Scrooge-ring
    dollar – store-spend
    cloudy – Sunday-day

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