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Hey guys! Ronni here!
One thing I enjoy is answering random “survey” questions, so of course I jumped at the chance to fill these out. Hope you enjoy! 🙂
Who is your fictional hero?
Regina Mills from ONCE UPON A TIME. I love everything about her.
Who is your real-life hero?
I can’t narrow this down to one person. Bits and pieces of everyone I love make up my hero.
If you were a fictional character, who would you be?
I’d love to be Regina, but I’m not that badass. And anyway, I’d probably rather be someone like Cher from CLUELESS: beautiful, rich, with a good heart.
What is happiness to you?
A feeling of contentment. Like a warm day, and there are flowers blooming, and the sun’s out, and there’s a light breeze. I have a snack and a good book and I’m relaxed and feeling loved and fulfilled and excited for the future, especially if there is a Disney World trip in it. That’s happiness to me.
What inspires you to write?
Many things, but usually music, or watching TV, or a good book. I read these books and think “Hey, I can do that.” And then I usually start writing and go “Oh crap, maybe I *can’t* do that… but I can do *this*. I also get inspired by things people around me say, and being around other writers, brainstorming story ideas.
If you could give three books to every young adult, what would they be?
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (or Philosopher’s Stone) by JK Rowling
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
What’s your favorite work of art (book/movie/song/sculpture/etc.) with a Chicago connection?
Has to be Cloud Gate! I’ve lived in Chicago for almost ten years and still, visiting “The Bean” never gets old. In addition, I love the movie Girls Just Want to Have Fun–it’s set in Chicago although I doubt it was filmed here, and Save The Last Dance, which was set and filmed here. And of course, there’s Divergent, in which I was an extra.
What’s your favorite hidden gem in Chicago?
Hmmm, I’ll have to think on this one. 🙂 I’m a homebody so I don’t poke around the city too much (I know, I know!).
YAY that was fun! 🙂 If you want to know more about me, you can find me all over the web at the handle “LilRonGal”, and I have a blog that’s been around a super long time: anywhere-is.net. I also blog at thetheologians.net.