Friday, February 26, 2010

I Need Friends Friday: Regan Brianne Jensen

It's that time of the week:

(Every Friday I interview a different person and share that interview with you. Perhaps they will be a fellow-author. Perhaps one of my neighbors. Maybe the bagger at the grocery store. A member of my family. A follower of this blog. Maybe it will be you! Hey, it could happen.)

Today's guest is the Regan Brianne Jensen. Regen is the author of "Jagumaterra" a science fiction novel. She can be found on the web at her blog and on facebook. A preview of "Jagumaterra" is also available.

Let's get to know Regan!
SME: Welcome to INFF!

Regan Brianne Jensen: Thanks, Sarah! It's both nerve-racking and exciting to be here!

SME: I'll be nice. I promise. Shall we start with an easy question?

Regan Brianne Jensen: That would be great!

SME: What is your favorite candy?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Haha! Wow, that is an easy one. Red Vines licorice.

SME: Interesting choice. Have you always liked them?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Yeah, I've always liked them, although they haven't always been my favorite.

SME: What was it that finally earned them that top slot?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Hmm. . .It's hard to say. I think when I realized that I was more excited about licorice than chocolate (I know, HUGE gasp!)

SME: I'm not even sure you are allowed to say that. I'll have to check the rule book. How 'bout another great question: What's your favorite continent?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Depends. When it comes to culture, Europe. When it comes to liberty and religion, America.

SME: So a tie. I can accept that.

Regan Brianne Jensen: Yep, never been able to pick between one or the other.

SME: You are an author, as I know. So my first question is about your books: How do you pronounce "Jagumaterra," and what does it mean?

Regan Brianne Jensen: It's pronounces "jah-GOO-muh-TEH-ruh." It means "Land of the Jaguar People."

SME: Very cool. Tell us a little about the book.

Regan Brianne Jensen: Well, it's about a young "Jagumaress" (female of the species) and her discovery of a family secret that requires her to rebel against the tyrannical government that has taken over the planet.

SME: So science fiction (or do you consider it fantasy--the line between the two is definitely blurred)

Regan Brianne Jensen: Yeah, the line is very blurred. But it would be considered science-fiction, since it has more to do with space and science than magic.

SME: What was it that got you writing in the first place?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Interesting story. My second-grade class had an activity where each student wrote a sequel to a story we had just read together. When my teacher saw mine, she entered it in a school writing contest and it won First Place.

SME: Fantastic! And you've wanted to write ever since?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Yep!

SME: That's great. And First Place--not too shabby!

Regan Brianne Jensen: No, it isn't. I was flattered, anyway. *shoves growing ego aside*

SME: In the spirit of INFF, I have a game for you--one of my favorites, in fact. It's called "Rapid Fire Q&A" In this game I will ask you questions about yourself and you give me the first answer that pops into your mind-no explanation, no reasoning. Just one-maybe two-word answers. Ready?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Let's do it!

SME: Favorite color?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Red

SME: Favorite nursery rhyme?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Twinkle, Twinkle

SME: Your first word (if you know)?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Da Da

SME: Book you've read most recently

Regan Brianne Jensen: Scriptures

SME: Favorite scent?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Pine and Mint

SME: Dream vacation spot?

Regan Brianne Jensen: Mountain Cabin

SME: Person you would most like to have a copy of your book?

Regan Brianne Jensen: JK Rowling

SME: Yea! 100%!!

Regan Brianne Jensen: Woohoo!

SME: You're today's champion!

Regan Brianne Jensen: Sweetness!

SME: Knowing that you are riding high on the triumph of your game success, wanna go straight to the portrait gallery and view your portrait?

Regan Brianne Jensen: You bet I do!

*draws with noticable skill and ability*

Regan Brianne Jensen: Wow! It looks just like me! (And I love the shoes!)

SME: Yeah. I thought the shoes were pretty fab!

Regan Brianne Jensen: Coolio!

SME: This is where the "cool" kids hang out, you know.
And that brings us to the final question of INFF: Top 5 reasons this is the best blog interview you've ever done. Ready. Go.

Regan Brianne Jensen: 1. I got to talk about my fave candy.
2. I'm on your blog. (Seriously, I feel like I should wave to my mom or something. Hi, Mom!)
3. People now know how to pronounce my book's title. (Haha!)
4. I got to hang out with you.
5. I got a freakin' awesome picture drawn with some fabulous shoes!

SME: All superbly good reasons! Thanks for being my INFF friend!

Regan Brianne Jensen: No prob! Thanks for having me!

SME: *cue exit music* Well, this has been "I Need Friends" Friday. Come back next week when I will make another friend!!

If you'd like to be interviewed for "I Need Friends" Friday, shoot me off an email: friends at sarahmeden dot com!
I am looking for anyone and everyone, whether or not you think you are interesting. You'll get a fantastic stick figure portrait of yourself, a little promotion (if you're looking for that sort of thing) and the opportunity to tell your friends and family that you've been interviewed by SME, er... by ME!

(Regan gets 2 extra entries in February's giveaway if her interview receives 5 or more comments!!)


Tanja said...

I love licorice as well. Especially the ones that come in their individual packs at walmart. They are fat and yummy. You see them for halloween to give away.

Paul D. Eden said...

Nice interview. The book sounds like it will be fun to read!

The Reality Show said...

Yeah great going Regan. Can't wait for your book!!! XD Your friend in Georgia

Sarah M Eden said...

I have been craving licorice ever since this interview. Thanks for being my INFF friend, Regan!

sweetvictorya said...

It was interesting to learn about jaguars.

Regan Brianne Jensen said...

Funny, I've been craving licorice, too, Sarah. :) Thanks for the interview. It was tons of fun! (And I really didn't expect to get this many comments so fast. . .Thanks, guys!)

kdoodle said...

You guys are hilarious! Great job!


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