Today’s 7 Questions is with scifi author and sparkly badger, Claire Buss. When she’s not co-hosting Twitter hours (Mondays, 9pm, #sparklybadgersunite), vlogging or taking care of her family, Claire is writing. Her debut novel, The Gaia Effect is out now.
1. What is the Gaia Effect, and is it contagious?
The Gaia Effect is the name for a hypothesis developed by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis which states that despite what mankind does to the planet, Earth will re-balance itself over time. We’re probably talking millions of years and quite possibly a mass extinction event of some kind. Gaia relates to the Greek goddess of the planet. Sadly it’s not contagious, imagine what the world would be like if it was.
2. What inspired you to first start writing?
I was inspired to start writing in 2014 after I saw a poster for creative writing workshops at the library and a writing competition. Prior to that I wrote a lot when I was young but growing up got in the way.
3. Do you have a favourite badger?
My favourite literary badger would be Badger from The Animals of Farthing Wood because I have fond reading memories.
4. How do you feel about pet couture?
I currently don’t have any pets so pet couture is a bit of a mystery to me but if I am brutally honest I don’t think animals should be dressed up in little outfits solely for the pleasure of their owners. I don’t get it. And I’m fairly sure the animals don’t either.
5. Describe your ideal sandwich.
My ideal sandwich would be….. no butter, no salad, no mayo or salad cream or weird ass dressing of any kind, no mustard, no marge, no soft cheese, no blue cheese, no prawns, no fat on bacon or cold meats, no pineapple, no pickle or relish or salsa. I particularly enjoy, when the mood takes me, a peanut butter, Nutella & banana sandwich but never a PB&J. Jam – honey – marmalade on their own are all acceptable. Cheese & Marmite. Meat. Egg. Crisp.
6. If you could command any space ship, what type would it be?
A 03-K64-Firefly class because ‘love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down. Tells ya she’s hurtin’ ‘fore she keens. Makes her home.’
7. If you had to kill off one of your characters, which would you choose?
I’ve already killed several of my characters and I’m still recovering from the emotional backlash. There will be more trauma in the sequel.
And you can find Claire Buss all over the internet, on:
Amazon – http://amzn.eu/fKCQSBF
Facebook – www.facebook.com/busswriter
Twitter – www.twitter.com/
Website – www.cbvisions.weebly.com
Pinterest – https://uk.pinterest.com/
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