Friday, March 30, 2012

Jan Romes uncovered (a little bit)

I've been tagged by romance author Katheryn Lane to answer the following questions, so here goes:

1.) What is the one book you couldn't live without?

I'm going to agree with Katheryn -- The Bible! Without it my life would run amok!

2.) What can you see out your window at the moment?

Serenity in the form of sunshine, blue skies, grape hyacinths, and robins flying in and out of a blue spruce.

3.) What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?

It's a toss up being souse (omg!! what was I thinking?) and squid. Growing up my dad brought home lots of unusual food. I was brave enough to try souse - which is lots of unidentifiable meat scraps held together with a gel-like substance. Ewww! On a cruise I tried a seafood dish that had shrimp, scallops, lobster, and squid. Put a squid in my mouth and those small tentacles did me in. Yeah, that won't happen again!

4.) What fictional character would you most like to marry?

Right away I thought of Clark Kent. Nerdy guys are sexy! And his secret identity isn't so bad either!

5.) If ever a fictional villain was going to win, who would you want it to be?

Hands down, Jack Nicholson! Bad boy but charming as the Joker in Batman!

6.) How many types of cheese can you name off the top of your head?

Lots. Maybe two dozen. Colby is my favorite. Funny story from my high school days about limberger cheese.... (ah! best to save that story for another time)

7.) If you didn't want to be a writer, what would you be?

Nature photographer. I have a strange love for rugged beauty.

8.) Can you play a musical instrument?

No, but I wish I could. I'm not the least bit musically inclined. But I admire those who are.

9.) Do you own a Kindle or any sort of e-reader?

I have a Nook (a lovely congratulations gift from my son, daughter-in-law, and daughter when I signed the contract for my first book)!

10.) If so, how many books do you have on it?

At least 25. And there are a lot more books I can't wait to download to it.

11.) You just got published. In a glowing review, someone calls you the next (insert name of famous author). Which author has to watch their back now you're on the scene?

Ha ha! No one has to watch their back where I'm concerned. But I'd be happy to share the Best Seller's lists with all the great authors.

There - answered them all!

And now I'm tagging the following bloggers with the challenge to answer the same questions:

Jolyse Barnett

Suzanne Rogers writing as S. G. Rogers

Joya Fields

Sharon Saracino


  1. Pretty cool! I just learned a few new things :)

    1. That I'm not fond of squid? ha ha :-))

  2. Great answers Jan! I love Jack Nicholson too! I should have mentioned him in my answers.

  3. Cute, Jan! I agree, nobody has to watch their back where you're concerned. You're waaaay too nice for that. When you're rich and famous, you'll probably share the limelight and give other people credit. :)

  4. This exercise was fun, Jan! My response will be posted tomorrow am. :)