Q1: If you had to choose would you be a kangaroo or a koala and why?
Well, while the rigors (comparative, no snow) of an Australian winter lean me towards being a fluff ball in a tree, I think a kangaroo or wallaby would be better. Wallabies are cuter and smaller and fluffier versions of kangaroos. I also did a stint cleaning koala cages in a zoo once, so I am a bit less keen on koalas after that experience!
Q2: Why is time travel like playing with a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff?
Because look how flexible we have imagined time can be! We can travel backwards by excavating things from thousands of years ago, and hold in our hands a letter written by a soldier missing things from home. We can open a book and travel forward, into the myriad pathways of scifi. We can do both of these things in a moment of time, today. Extraordinary, really.
Q3: Aussie slang is known for its odd contractions – which is your favourite and why?
I think my favourite is yous. As in ‘see yous later, yous lot’. It is a word that aggravates people with a sense of grammar, and I tend to use it a lot. More a made up word, so a proper contraction – sarvo. As in ‘this afternoon’ – ‘Seez ya sarvo.’ Or, ‘I will see you this afternoon’.
Cindy Tomamichel is a writer of action adventure novels, some with a touch of romance. The heroines don’t wait to be rescued, and the heroes earn that title the hard way.
Her first book Druid’s Portal: The First Journey– time travel romance in Roman Britain near Hadrian’s Wall has been published with Soul Mate publishing. She also has a number of short stories and poems published in various anthologies.
You can find Druid’s Portal: The First Journey on Amazon.
Her next book, Druid’s Portal: The Second Journey is in progress. An action adventure time travel with a touch of romance set in Roman Britain.
Amazon Author page: https://amazon.com/author/cindytomamichel