POP Infertility posted an introduction
by yours truly.
You can read the in-depth article here!
In keeping with our little tradition over the past couple of weeks, I’m posting an interview of the final member of the POP editor triumvirate- moi! Donna and Maryfrances chose the questions. I know it’s a little self-indulgent, but bear with me. And please take the time to read the full introduction on the Prose Over Pain Infertility Journal website. Thanks!
POP Infertility Editor Q&A
Donna: You recently fulfilled a dance dream. Tell us what inspired you to follow that dream.
HFM: I did! In April of this year, I was certified in American Tribal Style belly dance by the founder of the dance style, Carolena Nericcio. It was a grueling four days, but I was so lucky to spend it with my troupe mates.
I actually wanted to get my certification back in 2010. I had been dancing and performing for two years by then, but I just didn’t feel like I was ready. Instead, I went to a smaller two day workshop in Boston to see if I could cut it with more experienced dancers, and just to meet Carolena. I was so inspired! But I wouldn’t get another opportunity to do the full 4 day certification until this year. I’m so pleased to be considered competent in my dance style by the founder, herself!
Maryfrances: You’re also a novelist- what inspires your stories?
HFM: I’ve found that I usually work from an image in my mind. I imagine a fictional person. Sometimes they even appear like cartoon drawings in my head. I suss out what he or she (mostly she) looks like and what situation the character is in. Then I write that image out on paper, and the story usually starts evolving from there. I’d like to sound cooler and say that I let an idea mellow in my mind and then start writing out plot lines, etc. But honestly it’s just a picture in my head of a person or place and then I build the story around it.
Donna: If you could be lead singer in a band, what type of music would you choose, and what name would you give your band?
As for the name of the band? Well, I kinda have a hobby of making up really terrible sounding band names. Usually I pick up on something funny or crass that a friend said in real life or on social media and then twist it into a terrible band name. Like “The Flower Tattoo and The Feet.” Or “Kidney Infections and the Rampaging IV Drips.” But if I were serious about a band name, I’m not sure what I would choose. Maybe something more about me, like “Kristin and the It Will Happens!”
Maryfrances: Your favorite celebrity is coming for dinner. What do you prepare?
HFM: Oh wow. I think I’d be so nervous that I’d probably burn everything. But if I managed to keep it together, I would probably make my eggplant parmesan. It’s vegetarian so it should appeal to a celebrity. And it’s my husband’s favorite dinner that I make. It’s crunchy, delicious and looks great on top of a pile of spaghetti with sauce and cheese. You would definitely be full once you ate a plateful of it. No celebrity would leave my home hungry!
Thanks so much to Donna and Maryfrances for the fun questions. I hope it was enjoyable even for those who regularly follow this blog. And I thank you for that profusely! Please check out my full introduction on the POP Infertility Website!