Introducing POP Infertility Editor- Kristin L. Beno!


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?

HFM: Some of my favorite singers are Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Osborne, Jewel (from her first album,) Shirley Manson of Garbage and Gwen Stefani (back when she sang with No Doubt exclusively.) So compiling that assortment together, I’d have to say that I’d be front man for a rock/folk/third wave ska/sci-fi pop band. If such a thing could even exist. I am also fond of Meatloaf for his dramatic (almost Broadway level of drama) delivery of songs like I’d Do Anything for Love and Paradise by the Dashboard Light. So I can only imagine that my band would put on stage shows like one could only dream of.

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!

2 thoughts on “Introducing POP Infertility Editor- Kristin L. Beno!

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