Food in Fiction and Dressing like Your Characters

coffee dateI’m so excited to have my coffee date this month! I had more questions come in from my readers than space, so I’m breaking up the questions between this month and next month. There are some fun questions this month, so let’s get started 🙂

Maegen asks: If you were to create a recipe based on any inspiration/idea from any of your books (current or future ideas) what would it be?

It’s not really a recipe, but more of something I’m curious to try. While doing research for Heir of Hope, I looked for things people would eat while traveling along the coast, something easy to find and cook. One thing that came up in my search were seagull eggs. Apparently they are a delicacy in Norway and wouldn’t be that hard to find along the coast. I never ended up using that particular food, but I always wondered what seagull eggs would taste like!

Thanks for the question, Maegen!

Lisa asks: Have you ever dressed like one of your characters?

Yes and no. I have one outfit I use for cons, conferences, and even Halloween. It’s a steampunk outfit that has slowly evolved over the years as I’ve added more and more pieces to it. When I first created my outfit, I was writing fantasy. However, last summer I started working on a steampunk series. When I dove into book two, I realized the outfit I’ve been wearing for the last few years is the same one my character wears in the second book. So maybe you could say my character dresses like me 😉

I will be sharing pictures of my outfit next week after Realm Makers, and will also be sharing a post about how to build your own steampunk outfit out of things you can find around town the following week, so stay tuned.

Thanks for the excellent question, Lisa!

The fourth Friday of every month I take questions from readers about almost everything: writing, fantasy and science fiction, even about my life. If you have a question you would like answered during my coffee dates, feel free to ask below and I will answer it at the next available date. Thanks!

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3 thoughts on “Food in Fiction and Dressing like Your Characters”

  1. Interesting! I would be curious as to how seagull eggs would taste like, but don’t know if I could actually do it. Also I think that’s awesome that your characters dresses like you! 😀

  2. Another writer friend of mine, Amy Williams with Crosshair Press, is also going to Realm Makers. I’m excited to see the pictures and hear all about it.

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