An Interview with Brianne Johnson
Jan10

An Interview with Brianne Johnson

More interviews! Your day just got better, trust me. For those of you just tuning in, here’s my spiel: As writers, we all Google-stalk agents (and often editors). Come on, admit it, you do. And if you’ve done your homework – and you should have done your homework – you can probably rattle off your dream agent’s most recent sales, submission guidelines, history as an agent, favorite font, and caffeinated beverage. But did you know that agents are people, too? Quirky, nerdy, hilarious, and downright interesting people? These aren’t your standard interviews. These are about the people behind the profile pictures. The ones you would not only want championing your book, but also sitting at your coffee shop table, talking to you over something warm and delicious – caramel apple cider, if you’re me. Note: This is NOT an invitation to coffee shop stalk them in real life. Be polite. Use common sense. If I find out you have used these interviews for evil purposes, be warned – I shall find you. Enjoy! Today’s interview is with Brianne Johnson of Writer’s House!   Rae: Ok, first off, what fictional academy/university/school would you most want to attend? (i.e. Starfleet Academy, Hogwarts, Jedi Academy, Camp Halfblood, Battle School in Space, Beauxbatons, etc) Bri: Hogwarts!   Rae: Another vote for Hogwarts. This calls for a sci-fi intervention, I tell you. (Darth Vader > Voldemort) So which fictional character would you drag to Hogwarts to be your confidante? Bri: Matilda!  She’s young, but so smart and fun.  A very good partner in crime.  She’d keep my secrets and maybe teach me how to bend spoons with my brain (more on that below)   Rae: What fictional food/beverage would you most want to try? Bri: I would want a proper 7 course feast at Redwall!  Elderberry brandy for cocktail hour, followed by beetroot pies and cauldrons of hotroot soup with crusty, nutty bread to sop it up, candied chestnuts and trifles as much cheese as I could eat for dessert, before succumbing to what I imagine to be the most heavenly of food comas.  Can you tell I love food??  My boyfriend is a chef, and it’s clear that the road to my heart lies thusly…   Rae: YES! This! Bri, we should be friends; I crave Redwall food ALL the time — plus I’m a cooking instructor. We should swap recipes. But while stuffing your face full of amazing food, you are faced with your nemesis! You instantly grab your trusty __________. (lightsaber, everlasting gobstopper of doom, phaser, wand, mace, girly scream, katana, broadsword, etc) Bri: Forehead.  I wish at least 1x per day that I had manageable telekinetic powers, especially in...

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