By day she’s a school therapist. By night she’s a writer. Please put your hands together for Rena Olsen! *applause* Olsen is the latest victim, umm I mean author ūüėČ to visit Bookish Devices for Ten Questions. Her debut novel THE GIRL BEFORE is available now and is a must read. Check out her interview first. Then head off and pick up your copy of THE GIRL BEFORE!¬†

 Ten Questions vol. 2 #29 Rena Olsen

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?
Rena Olsen: Indubitably

BD: What is your least favorite word?
RO: Moist Рugh, I shudder just typing that

BD: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
RO:¬†Talking with other writers, bouncing ideas off each other…it’s that connection you can only get with a kindred soul

BD: What turns you off?
RO: Negativity

BD: What sound or noise do you love?
RO: Rain

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?
RO: Loud swallowing

BD: If you could have drinks with any author or literary figure, whom would you invite?
RO:¬†Ray Bradbury. It might be creepy, since he’s no longer living, but i’m sure Zombie Ray Bradbury would be just as brilliant.

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
RO:¬†¬†I’m already a therapist and an author…maybe a pop star!

BD: What profession would you not like to do?
RO:¬†Garbage woman. God bless ’em.

BD: What would you choose for your last meal?
RO:¬†Homemade softshell tacos. Papa John’s cheese pizza. Chocolate cake. Mello Yello.

Bonus Questions:

BD: What is your favorite curse word?
RO:¬†¬†I prefer to make up my own. My personal favorite “made-up” one is “asphalt.” As in, “That dude is such an asphalt.”

BD: If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only bring one book, which would you bring?
RO:¬† This. This is the question that makes all book lovers go mad. Perhaps…The Complete Harry Potter Series in One Giant Book? Is that a thing? I will make it a thing and then bring it to my desert island.

Rena, thank you for joining us!

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