Thursday, June 6, 2013

Getting to Know You: Kate Harris, Fairy Godmother Extraordinaire

The look Kate gave me when I said
she had to fill out the questionaire
Getting to Know You: Kate Harris, Fairy Godmother Extraordinaire

I finally sat Kate, the lead character from my book “Fairy Godmothers, Inc.,” down and made her answer some “getting to know you” questions (which I borrowed from

*Minor spoilers*

What was your favorite food when you were a child?
My mother kept buying frosted flowers because they looked good when the neighbors came over. I didn’t actually like the flowers – they tasted bitter – but I loved licking the pollen off them. Then I’d crush up the rest of the flower and sneak it into the garbage.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Don’t sleep your life away.” – Snow White

What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Jon’s teaching me dancing, but since Jon’s what I like about it I’m not sure that should count. Other than that, I do enjoy stargazing when I have the chance – since I’m in cities most of the time, there’s not many opportunities for me to see the constellations clearly.

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Having wings makes dusting a thousand times worse, especially when you have allergies. I try to get to it as early as possible, so it never has the chance to build up enough for my wings to stir it up.

What is your favorite form of exercise?
I like walking, because it lets you enjoy the scenery and it means there’s nothing chasing after you looking for dinner. But I generally walk slowly enough that it probably doesn’t count as exercise.

What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
I like mornings. It’s quiet time where I don’t have to worry yet about all the things I have to do that day.

What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?
Most of the dragons I’ve met are wonderful people, really. But they have a terrible tendency to show off in midair, especially to someone else who has wings, and the ones who don’t tend to forget that the person on their back is being pelted by strong winds and doesn’t have a terribly steady grip. Yes, they’ll always catch you in mid-air and apologize, but it’s embarrassing and mildly terrifying.

What is your favorite body part?
In general, or specifically my body? Well… I suppose my hands. They’re useful, and if they ever do anything embarrassing it’s my brain’s fault, not theirs.

What sound do you love?              
Jon’s voice (Yes, I know I should be embarrassed to admit that. But I’m not.)

What next? Should I make Kate answer more questions, or go on and attack some of the other characters? 

For those of you who are completely lost right now:


  1. I would love to have all the characters answer questions.

  2. I would like to hear from Jon's brother.