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Monday, November 16, 2009

Welcome Johanna Riley!

This week we take a look at Johanna Riley, our newest Many Shades blogger. I asked her some quirky questions and got plenty of interesting answers!
Welcome Johanna!
Johanna Riley writes for the following publisher: The Wild Rose Press (
Her favorite colors are blue and or green, depending on her mood. In regard to her favorite ice cream flavor, Johanna says, “Ooh, chocolate marshmallow that I haven’t yet found in Las Vegas.” When asked if she’s a cat, dog or both kind of person and if she’d ever own(ed) a snake or some other exotic pet her answers were ~ “I like both cats and dogs and hubby would divorce me if I brought a snake into the house.” Concerning her preference for rain or shine and warm weather or cold she stated, “Thunderstorms!” As for where she’d live if she could live anywhere in the universe, Johanna said, “That is so difficult for me to answer. Some days I want to be in a cottage on the beach so I can sit out on the porch, watching the waves and writing. Other times I want to live in a huge plantation mansion ghost hunting. Then there are times when I have had enough of humanity and want to be secluded in a cabin in the woods with my cat, hubby and laptop.” In regard to what time of day she prefers, she says, “My DNA is set at night person, but the day job dictates I be a morning person.” Her favorite day of the week is Saturday (first day of weekend, but still get one more day to sleep in) and when asked about her favorite number she said, “8.” When asked if athletic shoes are sneakers or tennies and if a soft drink is called soda or pop, she responded: tennies & soda, adding, “Used to be pop, but I’ve adapted to the Westernized version of soda, if only to avoid the weird looks when I order pop.”
When asked if she’d like to talk about one of her stories and something interesting concerning it, she shared the following:
“I think my favorite story is Christmas Angel, my first Johanna Riley story. I fell in love with Zach, and could completely relate to Kate’s loss. The first bit of idea I got was from a dream. I clearly saw a man I was in love with (not me, me, but dream me) and I found out he was an angel and I couldn’t keep him. I was devastated. When I woke I started thinking about what I could possibly do with that idea. And Christmas Angel was born. This is the blurb for the story – When Jonathan Leary requests him to play Christmas Cupid, Zacharius wants nothing to do with it—until he looks into Katelyn's big brown eyes. Is it possible the Elders have more in store for him beyond the Guardianship?” Christmas Angel is available at The Wild Rose Press (

You can visit Johanna Riley at her website: and here at The Many Shades on the second and fourth Mondays of every month.
~ Feel free to comment and share if you have something in common with her ~


Tamsyn said...

I enjoyed this interview! I found that I have some things in common with her. I like green myself and chocolate too. I've never had a cat so I don't know if I'll like it but dogs are okay. I'm a night person too but has a day job and I absolutely love Saturdays! *grin*
:o) Tamsyn

Johanna said...

Hey Tamsyn, thanks for reading the interview. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone on Many Shades.

If only every day could be Saturday. :)

Brown said...

Congrats on the interview, Jo...but I'm shocked. No mention of your chainsaw addiction?

Mary Ricksen said...

I'm pretty much right there with you on all your likes and dislikes.
Good luck and many thunderstorms!

Debra St. John said...

Hi Johanna! I am totally with you on the thunderstorms, porch on the cottage by the sea, and the haunted southern plantation. They all sound like bliss to me.

susan said...

Your interview was interesting and I want to say thanks for sharing. I have some likes just like yours and I am a night person but also work nights because mornings are hard for me to face. ha ha Chocolate is a must have for me but now it has to be enjoyed in the mornings as I need to work off the calories..which means no more bedtime chocolate. ha ha susan L.

Johanna said...

Thanks all for the warm welcome. So glad I'm not alone with my thunderstorms and chocolate addiction.

Natasha, dear, I don't want to scare people away on my first day on the blog. Let's break them in slowly with the chainsaw talk. :)

Patsy said...

I enjoyed your interview, Johanna. I, too, like thunderstormsand I adore cats.

Lynn Crain said...

Thunderstorms in the desert? Could be hazardous of your health. LOL!

There's nothing like a good downpour no matter where you are.

Glad to have you on board, Jo, you'll like it here. We all have addictions. LOL!


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