My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, ... thank you!

Book Research: Calling All Teens

I'm researching a book I started long ago, and Hubby wants to help. However, it's been a LONG time since we were teens, so we're asking for help. We want our adventure novel series to be as authentic as possible. Our three main characters are teens: 2 girls and 1 boy. Ages 15 and 16. They are home-schooled.

Can you please pass around a link to this post ... to all kids around this age that might want to answer our questions? E-Mail your answers and thoughts to: vikkibooks at yahoo dot com. Thanks for your help!

1. What is your favorite thing to say? Phrase, word, etc.
2. If you could have any kind of car, what would it be and what color?
3. If you could have an adventure, where in the USA would you go?
4. If you could have any kind of special power/ability, what would it be?
5. What is your favorite outfit/clothing to wear?
6. If you could change your name, what would you change it to and why?
7. Your favorite color, and number.
8. What do you talk most about with your friends?
9. What is your favorite subject in school? Your least favorite?
10. What do you want to learn more about?
11. If you have a job, what is it? What after-school job would you like to do?
12. What's your favorite book? Music group/singer? Painter?
13. Tell us anything you think might help us better write our characters.

I realize this doesn't have much to do with self-sufficiency in general, but for us, it does specifically. I used to write and publish, and have long wanted to get back into it as a means to provide an income for us so we CAN be self-sufficient. Many people find ways to work at home to enjoy their homestead. And as I said, Hubby (and even the Kid) wants to help. Your contribution to our story will be most wonderfully appreciated.

So... thanks again. If you add your first name, last initial, age, and state (or country), we'll thank you in the book! Vikki


fullfreezer said...

I sent a link to my 15 year old daughter. She said she'd be willing to answer your questions. But be forewarned- she isn't your typical teen.

Vikki said...

Judy: getting answers from a non-typical teen is just fine. after all... my teen isn't normal at-all!!! thanks so much. vikki

Justine said...

1. (sarcastically) Oh, very nice.
2. Probably an Accord in black, or a VW Bug in florescent yellow, or a VW rabbit in white with clear iridescent flames, or a candy apple red hearse.
3. Montana because no one is out there.
4. the ability to shape water
5. camisole, hoodie and jeans
6. maybe, i'd change it to my pen name Itania.
7. favorite color: sage green, favorite numbers: 3, 5, 13, 15, 42
8.politics, religion, the fallacies of society. (i'm serious.)
9. either Art, or English, and i'd have to say my least is German.
10. pirates, homeschooling, alternative religions and lifestyles.
11. I don't have a job but i'd love to work at a bookstore or an independent shop.
12. i'd have to narrow books down to my favorite genre is fantasy, my favorite music down to alternative, or classic, and my favorite painter down to Leonardo Da Vinci
13. general bouts of irritability are good.

Justine T. 15 3/4, Iowa

Kirsten Erin said...

My personal thought is that no teen is normal. Including myself. :P

1. "blasted" (That blasted cat attacked me!) and I frequently call my close friends "love", "hon", or "dear".
2. I have 2006 Kia Rio that's bright blue, but I also love the blue Nissan Versa Hatchback.
3. Texas, because it rocks and I already live here. :P
4. Flying or controlling water would be cool.
5. Long skirts that you can twirl in. :D
6. Davina or Rebekah. I think they're pretty names.
7. purple; 21
8. God.
9. English; Math
10. What other religions believe and how we can counteract it with God's word.
11. I work in the church nursery every other sunday.
12. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers; Flyleaf; can't remember