We are joined for Ten Questions today by Amanda Ortlepp. Ortlepp is an Australian based author of two novels, Claiming Noah and Running Against the Tide. I’ve read Claiming Noah and enjoyed it. If you haven’t read it, do it now! You won’t regret it, I promise. Running Against the Tide has not been released in the US yet, but it will definitely be on my TBR list when it does.

And now what we’re all here for, Amanda’s Ten Questions.

Ten Questions vol. 2 #25 Amanda Ortlepp

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?
Amanda Ortlepp: Cacophony (it’s a fun word to say)

BD: What is your least favorite word?
AO: Moist (makes me cringe!) 

BD: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
AOPeople who follow their passion without embarrassment or fear. It’s all too rare.

BD: What turns you off?
AO: Know-it-alls.

BD: What sound or noise do you love?
AO: Rain on a tin roof.

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?
AO: People chewing loudly.

BD: If you could have drinks with any author or literary figure, whom would you invite?
AO: Ira Levin. I love all his books and want to pick his brain about where he gets his ideas from!

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
AO: Architect. I think it would be immensely satisfying to look at a building and say “I designed that”.

BD: What profession would you not like to do?
AO: Teacher. I’d be a terrible teacher, I don’t have the patience for it.

BD: What would you choose for your last meal?
AO: Probably pasta.

Bonus Questions:

BD: What is your favorite curse word?
AO: Fuck. It’s surely the most versatile word in the English language!

BD: If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only bring one book, which would you bring?
AO: Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger. I’ve had a crush on Holden Caulfield since I was a teenager.

Amanda, thank you joining us!

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