VAH: Favorite, inspiring quote and why?
JMG: “The problem is not the problem. Your attitude about the problem is the problem. Do you understand?” – Jack Sparrow
This is one I recently discovered and it makes SO MUCH SENSE. It may not be Einstein or Shakespeare, but it’s one of the most brilliant quotes I have ever come across. Approach obstacles in life with pessimism, and all you’re going to accomplish is making things more difficult for yourself. Approach it with optimism and you will find the answer to any problem will be much easier to see.
VAH: Three random non writing related facts about you?
JMG: My son and I were both born on Halloween night, 29 years and 3.5 hours apart. If given the choice, and it wouldn’t result in me wearing a wide load sign on my back or a bleeding ulcer, I would live off of buffalo wings alone for the rest of my life. I am one DVD purchase, one book purchase, or one iTunes purchase away from starring in my very own episode of Hoarders. I am a TV/Movie/Music/Reading junkie equally, but I am told admitting you have a problem is the first step in recovery.
VAH: What would your last meal be?
JMG: Probably shrimp. Just a great, big shrimp cocktail ring. I’m allergic to shrimp now, but I wasn’t always. I ate seafood my whole life, and then one day when I was 26 years old, had a veerrrrrrrrrrrrrrry unpleasant allergic reaction. I tried it again about six months later with the same result. After that, my doctor said “Yeah, ummm, stop doing that.” So, no more seafood for me. And man, do I miss it! So, yeah, if I was having my last meal, it would totally be shrimp.
And, of course, it would be my last meal because I probably ended up beating someone to death with a frozen tuna for driving like a moron. It would be the fishiest instance of road rage ever.
J.M. Gregoire – thanks for being part of Three by Five!
J.M. Gregoire was born and raised in New Hampshire, USA, and despite her abhorrence for any season that dares to drop to a temperature below seventy degrees, she still currently resides there with her two children and her two cats. Always a passionate reader, her love of urban fantasy books eventually morphed into a love of writing them. She is currently working on the Demon Legacy series, and has a spin off series, the Killer Instinct series, coming soon.