Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Author Interview: Charity Bradford

State your name for the record: Charity Bradford

Identify your gender: A true Southern Lady, thank you very much.

Please state your birthdate: August 14th

Identify your place of birth: Kentucky, but I claimed Tennessee as home until North Carolina stole my heart.

Where do you live? Northwest Arkansas (I get around don’t I? I’ve also lived in Alabama, Utah, and a summer in Connecticut.)

Hair and eyes: brown hair, blue gray eyes—I’ve been told they change

What is your preferred OS? As in operating system? I guess Windows because it’s what I have, but I’d love to get a Mac.
Do you use a mousepad? How about a screen saver? Mousepad—check, when my kids haven’t “borrowed” it. Screen saver—check, it rotates through my photos of family and vacations.

What is your favorite color? Yellow! Bright sunshiny, blind you when you first see it kind of yellow.

What is your favorite hobby? Reading, always has been. I love to do lots of other stuff, but reading is what I usually wish I was doing.

What are your favorite TV shows? Castle, NCIS Los Angeles, and the new Beauty and the Beast 

What is your favorite smell? Vanilla with mint coming in at a close second.

What is the best feeling in the world? Feeling understood, loved and accepted for who you are imperfections and all.

What is the worst feeling in the world? Exhaustion. Why? Because it means I’m not going to get stuff done and guilt comes with that.

What are your favorite things to do on the weekends? Spend time with my family, preferably outside somewhere with our little dog in tow.

What is one vain thing about yourself of which you are proud? I have great legs. They are shapely and look really good in heels.

What is your ultimate vacation spot? Somewhere peaceful and not overly crowded. I love the mountains but think I could enjoy a sparsely populated non-touristy island as well. The top of my “to visit” places are the Isle of Skye in Scotland and Machu Picchu. Credit: credit: wikipedia

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? “Not again.” LOL. Seriously all I really want to do is snuggle back up with my honey and pretend we don’t have kids.

What are your favorite foods? I like almost all foods but one, see below. Italian, Mexican, Chinese, you name it. Desserts are a weakness, especially if they contain chocolate.

What foods do you hate? I don’t like sea food of any kind. Ick.

What is your number one pet peeve? Slow drivers. I try not to speed (too much), but can we at least go the posted speed limit??

If you could have any job you wanted, what would it be? I really like the one I’ve got. Mom, wife, writer. That’s pretty perfect in my book. Hah! No pun intended.

What is on your bedroom walls? A print of “Dance Me to the End of Love” because this is how I see my relationship with my hubby. There are also two abstract paintings hubby did in blues, browns and whites.

What are your favorite movies? The 5 hour BBC Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson, Tangled, and the new Star Trek movie. :D

What's under your bed? Nothing! Pretty amazing isn’t it.

What one thing do you wish more people already knew? We are all on a journey and it doesn’t matter that they are all different. Everyone deserves respect and acceptance.

Tell us about your upcoming book.
 It truly is a dream come true for me. Here’s a shorten blurb for it. You can read the full one and watch the trailer on my website:

Talia Zaryn has a secret, one that will save her world and yet rip it apart. Only she can decide if the price is worth it.
Major Landry Sutton isn’t looking for a friend. He’s looking for a traitor. His ability to sense emotions convinces him Talia is that traitor until a touch sizzles between them. In an instant their minds are connected and they can communicate telepathically.
Can they learn to trust each other and the magic coursing through their veins in time to defeat an alien army?

What was the inspiration for it?
This all started with a dream. Not the one to become a writer, but one that left me sweaty and panting for air because I thought I was meeting my death at the hands of some pretty scary creatures. It was one of those dreams I never forgot, and when the story I was writing wasn’t working out, somehow it weaved its way into a new story. Now if only I can write a book using the dream I had about invading chocolate chip cookies…

Give the audience one piece of writing advice.
 Just do it. If you need to write in order to feel whole, sane and happy, just do it. Who cares if no one else ever reads it? I believe that the need to write can be as much a part of who you are as brown hair and blue eyes. ;)

And finally, what skills do you bring to humanity when the inevitable robozombieapocalypse happens?
I might not be much help in a normal zombie apocalypse, but I’ll be a superwoman in a robozombie apocalypse. Why? Because all things electronic short out or crash regularly in my presence. Yeah, it’s sad because I really like computers, cell phones, TVs, etc. Unfortunately, I must have a high natural energy output because nothing lasts long around me.

Should I start developing this talent for on demand usage? And is there something you know that you’re not telling us?


  1. *hugs* Thanks for hosting me today Elizabeth. It was a lot of fun answering your questions.

  2. Ah! I love Tangled too! It doesn't get nearly enough air time in my opinion. And frying pans, who knew?

    1. That's one of my all time favorite lines from the movie. And really, who knew? Well, women everywhere of course. :)

  3. Thanks for being here Charity! I loved interviewing you!

  4. Good-looking legs AND road rage, huh? I'll need a photo to confirm. Um, the legs not the speeding ticket.

    Btw, you have the same B-date as my bro.

    1. LOL. I'll see what I can do about a running picture maybe. :) I'm also seeking help for the road rage.