Renaissance woman Jennifer Jordan is, among other things, the fiction editor of Crimespree magazine, and the editor of two excellent collections of short fiction: EXPLETIVE DELETED and UNCAGE ME. You can buy both of these from The Mystery Bookstore-Los Angeles, and I suggest that you do so before this year's Bouchercon (the World Mystery Convention), where many of the contributors will be happy to sign them for you.
1. What is the first book you remember being able to read all by yourself?
Oh! Katy and the Big Snow! That was the year I learned to tie my own shoelaces after having my friend Carol tie them for the whole year. When I tied my own, the entire class applauded. Ah. The same year I broke the Naughty Chair in kindergarten. A banner year.
2. Can you play a musical instrument?
Badly, can I play a few. Well? Not a damned one. Yoda-like can I type.
Which one, if any, would you most like to learn?
Just to be able to sing without making people (including me) wince or laugh.
3. What would you request for a last meal?
A Never Ending Pasta Bowl.
No. No, I wouldn’t.
It would have to be a lovely piece of cow still mooing that morning, made bloody and served with a pinot noir.
4. What non-email website do you visit most?
Fark. All those headlines full of human idiocy. Visual Thesaurus is a new favorite and should be with all who love to literally play with words.
5. Santa Claus is bringing you a gift certificate to the store of your choice this year. Which store, and what do you spend it on?
Apple store. I love those Apple boys with their “slept in” hair and geek boy style. I love all the gadgets and brightly colored stuff to put on gadgets and things to turn your gadgets into mega-gadgets that can communicate with other mega-gadgets. Mmmmmm . . .