Welcome to Part III of a conversation with author and artist Joleene Naylor. Catch up with Parts I and II or visit her author web site.
VAH: In a movie about your life and times what would the theme song be, and why?
JN: I’d get stuck with the Dolly Parton song “Jolene” because the directors would think it was funny. Hopefully they would do something weird like the Jack White version to be different.
VAH: If you had a super power, what would it be and why that one?
JN: Something where I got to live forever. Imagine everything I could get done with eternity to do it in? Or at least live a very long time, anyway.
VAH: Are you a finish the book once you’ve started kind of reader or leave it for another if don’t like the book sort of reader?
JN: Unless it is absolutely terrible I finish it. I can only think of three I abandoned; In the Name of the Rose (turned out I’d seen the movie in school), Frankenstein, and a book that was supposed to be a romance but was about ecology instead.
VAH: What little known fact about you will amaze and/or amuse?
JN: I’m afraid of the dark. That’s a large part of why I prefer to be up night and sleep in the daytime. Why lay there, eyes closed, knowing all the sneaky darkness is swirling about waiting to catch me unawares? Better to be awake and keep an eye on it.
VAH: What about a favorite, inspiring quote and why it works for you?
JN: “Do or do not, there is no try.” – Yoda.
The little green guy nailed it on the head. You’re either doing or you’re not doing and there’s nothing in between.