Please welcome our newest player, Hunter Frost!
- What is the most useless or frivolous thing you’ve ever bought?
Can I admit I already love these questions?
Okay, I’ve probably bought tons of frivolous things in my nearly 40 years on this earth, but I believe if it makes you happy, why not? Within reason, of course. I wouldn’t blow my life savings on something shiny and pretty if I knew it wasn’t a sound investment for the future, or that I wouldn’t have enough money to eat the next day.
So, in that vein, I’m going to go with extravagant meals. I’m not a foodie by any means, but when I’m in the mood for something, I want it. And I want the good quality stuff. And if you’re with me and don’t have the money to spend, it’s on me, bro. Since it’s my craving I’ll pick up the tab. This got me into some trouble in college when I wasn’t working full-time, but I don’t regret any of those experiences. Not one.
- What advice would you give your 17-year-old self?
Enjoy the shit out of everything! Try anything at least once. Taste, touch, smell, listen, and look… It doesn’t matter what we look like doing it or what others think. We have a finite time in this world – explore and experience as much as you can, before you can’t.
- Write a haiku poem about your favorite beverage.
Coffee is soul juice
Smooth dark roasted beans of love
Death to decaf, blech!
- Which (living) celebrity would you most want to have dinner with?
Tom Hiddleston, for sure. I love British men. My god, the accents! But I’d be so nervous, I don’t know how I could eat. However, just staring at him might freak him out a little.
- What’s something you—or one of your characters—got in trouble for while in school?
One of my earliest memories is being punished for smacking a girl on the back when she was choking. I was in pre-school and the teachers thought I hit her for no reason. I guess I couldn’t explain properly that she was choking and my parents had always hit me on the back when I was choking to help dislodge whatever it was. I had to sit in the corner for a while. It must have sucked because I still remember it to this day.
- Describe a memorable dream—or nightmare!
I don’t have a specific dream or nightmare that I can recall, but I often have a common type of dream. Apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic. Yeah, it’s intense. Typically, I dream that something horrific is happening or has happened, like a zombie breakout, or a huge earthquake, and then I’m running for my life, or trying to survive. I’ve been trapped on an ocean-liner with serial killers, hiding in burnt out buildings from zombies, and stuck in my parents’ house when a huge flood hits. Sometimes I’m alone, but most of the time I am with a vast array of old friends and family that change as the dream moves on. I tell myself this is my writer’s brain defragging, and not a cause for concern. Sounds legit, right? Right?
- Warm weather or cold?
Warm all the way! Though I can’t stand the dry, blistering heat of Las Vegas, I’m definitely made for warm weather. My husband says I only have a five degree range in which I’m truly comfortable. I think it’s more like ten. 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit. I’m from Southern California originally – what can I say?
Book blurb: Cemeteries by Moonlight
When a serious bout of writer’s block threatens to delay mystery author Drew Daniels’s newest book, his aunt offers her New Orleans apartment in the heart of the French Quarter as a writing retreat. She neglects to mention that it’s occupied by the enigmatic and sexy Finn Murphy, a cemetery tour guide with a penchant for Victorian attire and a Cajun accent.
A body discovered in an open crypt forces reclusive Drew to deal with Finn’s eccentric group of friends and his underlying attraction to the hot Cajun—despite warnings about Finn’s violent past. Drew might write this stuff, but he’s never had to solve a real-life murder. With a deadline looming and a killer on the loose, this retreat is proving to be anything but helpful for Drew’s novel. Drew can only hope he won’t end up a tragic tale for the Ghostly Legends & Lore, Inc. haunted tour.
States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.
Hunter’s early addiction to the smell of printed books led her to spend most of her childhood in libraries and bookstores. There she fell in love with stories featuring medieval castles, ghosts, and handsome heroes. Though writing has always been a part of her life, after college she went on to explore careers in graphic design, the culinary arts, and dog grooming before returning to graduate school to get her MA in British history. To pay the bills, she spends her days working for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, but to appease her overactive muse, she writes the kind of fiction that keeps her sane. She adores romance in all forms, but prefers her stories with two heroes that find their happily-ever-after with each other.
Hunter would rather watch Spaceballs (or any Mel Brooks movies really), despite being born in the same year as Star Wars. She loves Monty Python, MST3K, and cheesy rom-coms from the eighties and nineties. Her wacky sense of humor is only paralleled by her hopeless romanticism. She’s a goth at heart and a sucker for men with long hair. She adores everything British, but insists tea be drunk without milk. She’s a pescetarian with vegan tendencies and has two fat little cats named after her favorite beverage—Latte and Java. She dreams of coastal living, marshmallows, and Matt Bomer.
Feel free to connect with her through any of her social media accounts or send her an e-mail. She welcomes messages from readers and/or Brits looking to adopt.