1. What does "vanilla" mean to you?
MK: As an automatic word association, homemade crème brulee with caramelized toasted almonds, i.e.: just because it’s plain doesn’t mean it isn’t good. ;-)
2. Is there any moment from your life that you remember in slow motion?
MK: Some of them. In retrospect, they’re usually the ones just before something went horribly wrong. Then again, I often feel like I’m living in slow motion.
3. What's the most unsettling movie you've ever seen?
MK: Ring – the Hideo Nakata version. Pretty damn creepy. I also got very freaked out by the 2004 remake of Stepford Wives, but for totally different reasons. *grin*
4. If you had to get a tattoo on your face, what would you want it to look like?
MK: Hmm. Depends where it is. Does getting my eyebrows tattooed count? If not, probably a blackwork lotus. I’m currently working on some custom flash that’s going on my shoulder/arm, but my local artist doesn’t do ‘public’ skin.
5. How many monkeys jumping on the bed?
MK: Eleven. And they’re making a terrible mess. They better get back in the basement and get on with forging that lost Shakespeare folio, that’s all I can say…
6. Which of the books or stories you've written is your favourite?
MK: Ooh, tough. Everything’s my favourite at the point I’m writing it, because I get so involved with my characters, but I think I’ll go for Travellers’ Tales.
This is a collection of short stories inspired by Romany folklore, but given a decidedly different romantic twist. Intricate and lushly told, each of the five stories harks back to the turn of the twentieth century, and follows a young gypsy lad as he’s tested by different aspects of a strange, often supernatural world, in which only love – more particularly, the love of an another man – can redeem him.
The volume is available in paperback (with each story also available separately in ebook format), and the stories cover a range of subjects and themes. There are devilish pacts, cursed shapeshifters, enchanted princes…and lots of elements from the old myths of English and European travellers.
Genre: M/M, Romance, Fantasy, Historical, Short Stories,
Find out more (and read excerpts of all the stories): http://www.thenakednib.com/?p=63Thanks!