Getting To Know You…..

tumblr_mha597XAr21qcpacio1_500Hi My Loves,

My webby-friend and fellow writer Gwen  did a very cool thing on her blog this week. She wants to learn more about the people that read her blog by using the  Inside the Actors’ Studio famous ten questions . So what I am doing is the same but I thought we could learn about each other also because a found some other interesting question found on the GPN website and a few I have made up. So here we go. Please play along if you would like

Name: Layla Genovese 

1.       What is your favourite word? Serendipity

2.       What is your least favourite word? Potty

3.       What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? New music. Any music

4.       What turns you off? Self-centeredness

5.       What is your favourite curse word? the f-bomb – and unfortunately I drop it daily

6.       What sound or noise do you love? A windy thunderstorm – calms me right down

7.       What sound or noise do you hate? Cutlery clanging  together – for some reason drives me crazy

8.       What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Blues/jazz singer

9.       What profession would you not like to do? Teachers – God love them. I don’t have the patience  

10.   If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?“Everyone has been waiting for you. Right this way”

What were some non-author jobs you had? Ward clerk, admin, customer service, accounts officer and purchasing officer


*Subject to change depending when you ask me* 

Top 5 recording artists:

Billie Holiday,

Eric Clapton,

Led Zeppelin,

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals


The Doors


Top 5 records:

The Lion The Beast The Beat by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

Sentimental Journey by Emmy Rossum

Gravel and Wine by Gin Wigmore

Clapton Collection by Eric Clapton

Four by Led Zeppelin


Top 5 songs:

Devils Backbone by Civil Wars

Cola by Lana del Rey

Can’t Hurry The Harvest by Katey Sagal

Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday

Whiskey, Mystics and Men by The Doors


Novel Idea


Top 5 authors:

Richelle Mead

Tom Robert Smith

Jane Green

Emily Bronte

Bram Stroker



Top 5 books:

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

Creating Myself by Mia Tyler

Angel by Katie Price

Wuthering Height by Emily Bronte

Child 44 by Tom Robert Smith


Top 5 Authors you want to read:

Jill Shalvis

James Patterson

Sebastian Barry

Oscar Wilde



What made you want to become an author?

Always lived somewhere else – always lives up in my head as a kid. It just never changed as an adult. The stories just got longer and the names changed


What would you do if you weren’t an author?

Jazz singer in a smokey basement bar somewhere


Was there a novel that changed your life? 

Not so much changed my life but I read ‘The Bumblebee Flys Anyway’ when I was nineteen. It made me open my eyes and appreciative of life itself. I think it was a case of ‘the right book at the right time’


What’s your worst nightmare?

Working 9 to 5 for the rest of my life  

What’s your greatest fantasy?

Moving to a little apartment somewhere fabulous filling my days with writing and friends

Write your answers to some or all the questions. Can’t wait to here from you guys

love L



4 thoughts on “Getting To Know You…..

  1. I like the questions you’ve added on! I’ll answer a few of them here:
    Favorite recording artists (also subject to change :)): Muse, Eminem, FloRida, Nat King Cole, the Moody Blues.
    Favorite authors: Sue Grafton, Jodi Picoult, Jeannette Walls
    Fave books: Gone with the Wind; The Thorn Birds; Gone Girl; Jane Eyre
    On becoming an author: the freedom of dreaming, creating, and sharing. Not a reality yet. Maybe someday.

  2. Speaking of favorite words, here is something worth mentioning, it’s fresh and original: Favorite Words .com… looking forward to see how this resource grows.

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