Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.
Yes, luckily I have many literary minded friends and not all of them are restricted to the Internet. My best friend, Emily, and I like to buy each other books for birthdays and Christmas and I recently made friends with another lady, Holly, who is in a book club. We discovered we have very similar tastes in literature, so I look forward to getting to know her better and chatting books some more.
Also, I have my fiance, Corey. Although we tend to read slightly different books, we do overlap sometimes and discuss.
What software and applications help you write your masterpieces? What do you wish you could afford? What do you regret buying? And what ebook reader do you use?
I am a traditionalist, I guess - I type on Word. I have Word 2007 on this laptop at present, which I quite like. In terms of writing the story, I don't think I need anything more, but if I could afford it I'd get Photoshop to do better graphics for my blog and maybe a good video software to make better book trailers. I currently own a Kobo ereader. It was the cheapest at the time and I wasn't sure I'd use it much. I do still prefer paperback books, but I am using the ereader a lot too - more than I expected - so I might try to upgrade in the future.
I recently finished The Restorer by Amanda Stevens. It features Amelia, a graveyard restorer who can see ghosts. She has spent her life hiding this fact from humans and ghosts alike because if a ghost realises he or she can be seen they will latch on to that person and never let them go. Amelia has always stuck to the rules until she meets John Devlin; a man trailed by two ghosts.
If you could visit any fictional setting in a story, where would you go?
Hmm, I think I would go to Middle Earth. Not highly original I know, but I would like to meet the Elves and spend time with the Rohan and if Middle Earth really does look like New Zealand then I'm doubly in!