My Favorite Things. . . As of this Minute
My guest today is Miranda Neville, who also happens to be one of my favorite authors. Miranda and I met at the New England Chapter RWA conference a couple years ago and hit it off right away. It’s always wonderful to make a new friend and as an added bonus, I was thrilled to discover how well this delightful woman writes!
So without further ado, please welcome Miranda Neville.
It’s a pleasure to join Mia’s moving party. Good luck, Mia with the new name, the new publisher and the new blog. Just for fun, she asked me about a few of my favorite things. I have two problems with favorite lists. One is coming up with a single answer. The other is that favorites change from day to day. I could read this list next week and ask “What was I thinking?” But here goes, as of today.
Favorite Book. Puhlease. I’m supposed to answer that? With one title? Forget it! Pride and Prejudice, The Little White Horse, Lord Perfect, Phineas Finn, A Countess Below Stairs, Desperate Duchesses, Cotillion. That’s my random spew, for today.
Favorite Movie. You’ve Got Mail. I don’t think this is the greatest movie ever made, but it never fails to satisfy. It’s a comfort watch for me that I go back to again and again. Great writing, great romance. What more do you need?
Favorite Actor. Alan Rickman. He’s one of those actors who always improves any movie. And he’s hot in a totally unobvious way.
Favorite Ice Cream. I can’t answer this, but if you tortured me by telling me I could only eat one kind of ice cream for the rest of my life I’d pick a really good vanilla.
Favorite Color. Purple. It’s what I’m wearing today so I’d better like it.
Fictional Character. Lord Peter Wimsey, since I forgot to put any Dorothy Sayers titles in my answer to favorite book.
Favorite Pet. I’d better say cat or I’ll be thrown out of the romance writers’ union. Truly, I am a cat person although I am currently petless. We’ll see how long that lasts.
Favorite TV Show. My two all time top TV shows are Upstairs Downstairs and The West Wing. Currently I’m into reality TV: Project Runway and Top Chef.
Favorite Vacation Spot. I don’t have one. To me the fun of vacationing is to change things up. Next year I’m going to Greece for the first time and I’m incredibly excited.
Favorite song. The Ronettes’ Be My Baby is giving me an earworm today. I must be getting ready for the Phil Spector Christmas album. So he’s a killer! Picky picky. I love that Wall of Sound.
Miranda Neville grew up in England and now lives in Vermont. Along the way she worked for Sotheby’s rare books department in London and New York City, experience she mined (or dreamed) when creating the sexy Regency book collectors of the Burgundy Club. The Dangerous Viscount is her third historical romance for Avon. More info on Miranda and her books can be found at http://www.mirandaneville.com
The Dangerous Viscount is available from Amazon.
Thanks for dropping by, Miranda.
Now it’s YOUR turn to weigh in on your favorite things!