Get to Know Me Tag, 2.0

Happy March! We’re still buried in snow and ice, but I crossed a herd of deer right outside my office this morning. That’s gotta be auspicious, right?

And welcome back to the blog! I totally have a bunch of posts all lined up and ready to go, just like I said I would.





Moving on!

Way back in August, Kenzie tagged me for the writerly Get to Know Me Tag. Then, nearly a month ago, the lovely Megan over at Painting the Pages tagged me for the same tag! Go check out her blog and give her a shout! She’s got cool excerpts and posts on first drafts and, of course, tagging games. (Plus anyone who likes van Gogh’s The Starry Night is A+.)

Some of the answers here will be nearly identical to what I answered back in August, but such is the nature of things. And it saves you from going back to that old post, right?

Of course right.

Let’s go!

Tag rules:

  • Link back to the person who created the tag (Savannah, another awesome writer with a gorgeous blog I definitely need to check out)
  • Thank the person who tagged you (Megan! Of course I’ll do the tag! I love tags, and thank you for tagging me!)
  • Share the tag graphic
  • Tag eleven bloggers (*cracks knuckles*)


Name: Phoebe

Nickname: Pheebs? *shrugs* I never really get nicknames.

Birthday: March 15!!! I’m gonna be OLD.

Hair color/length: My usual mousy brown, and it’s finally past the sits-on-my-shoulders-like-an-angry-ferret length.

Eye color:  Gr…ay..? Ish.

Braces/piercing/tattoos:  Just ear piercings. I’ve considered getting a single small tattoo with a book quote, but *shrugs again*

Righty or lefty: Righty. All attempts to become ambidextrous by force have failed.

Ethnicity: After Dad took that DNA test… 99.9% English/Welsh/West European. We did find some Native American back in the American Civil War era, but it’s not quite confirmed. Mom’s side is more of the same. #whiteasacracker


First novel written:  One about princesses who were all named after precious stones. #clever

First novel completed:  That One We Don’t Speak Of (Dad promises it isn’t as bad as I make it out to be)

Award for writing:  A sticker?

First publication: Nothing but Wattpad and Neopets. Wait. Neopets didn’t publish me….

Conferences:  I’ve looked at the Realm Makers Conference. I don’t know if I could make it this year but maybe next year!

Query/pitch: Soar was the first book I queried/am querying.


Novel (that you wrote):  It comes and goes. Currently I happen to think Dark and Deep is absolute brilliance….

Genre: Fantasy. I’m hoping to branch into sci-fi-fantasy soon….

Author:  Recently, Neal Shusterman. This man is a master at building: suspense, worlds, plot threads, all of it. He knows how to write a quietly horrifying book and make you keep reading it.

Writing music: Always the OSTs. Always. Lately I like songs with a chorus of voices that hum, chant wordlessly, or do one of those awesome swelling harmony things. I want more of those.

Time to write: Early morning if I can stir myself to write.

Writing snack/drink: Tea, obviously.

Movie: Um, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON THREE. I need to talk about this. I am…not ok.

Writing memory: Recently, watching a beta reader get emotionally destroyed IN REAL TIME while reading my MS. All the evil cackling.

Childhood book:  Always The Secret Garden.


Writing: Um…nothing. I am officially not writing anything. That’s a long story….

Listening to: My coworkers chatting. *cough*

Watching:  Mom and Dad are into Madame Secretary and Mom and I seem to be simultaneously pretending to be interested in The Umbrella Academy because we both think the other person cares.

Learning: About octopus!


Want to be published: Still, yes. Always yes.

Indie or traditional:  I’ve considered indie for Soar because I’m happy with how the story ended up and I have readers who want copies and I don’t know that I could stand to take it further (which sounds like a cop-out, but I’m tired, guys, and this story is already perfect to me). Traditional for the long-term is a goal. I would love to see my space witch and her telepathic star whale on shelves one day….

Wildest goal: For a reader to get a tattoo based on one of my books.


Oooh, look! A tag Kenzie didn’t get to first and steal all of our mutuals for tagging! I might actually come close to 11 people…. (Gonna steal ’em all, Kenzie! Mwahahahaha!!!)

Also, I know some of you have already done this tag, so don’t fret if you don’t want to do it again.





Penny (and I have your tag queued up!)




Ok! So I got eight people! (If anyone else ’round here ever wants to be tagged, let me know! I’d love to share!)


11 thoughts on “Get to Know Me Tag, 2.0

  1. GASP. YOU DID A TAG BEFORE ME. HOW DARE YOU. YOU HAVE BROKEN MY STREAK. 😂😂😂 I mean, I just barely remember doing this tag last year, so YES I am going to do it again!!! Thank you so much for tagging me!!

    As for nicknames, I definitely call you Pheebs. It just stuck? And also I love nicknames, so. AND YOUR HAIR IS NOT MOUSY BROWN. It is a beautiful chestnut and I shall stand by that till the day I die.

    I’ve never really thought about getting a tattoo, but WHOA. A smol little book quote would be AMAZING! Not that I’d do it because tattoos terrify me, but now I can’t help but wonder what quote I would get… Probably something from Alive in Wonderland??? OOOOOOH. I would get the Jabberwocky poem on my forearm. That’s what I would do.

    Award for writing: A sticker? << DEAD! 😂😂😂

    I seriously need to read some of Neal Shusterman's work. Except he wrote a book called Everlost and I will never be able to forgive him for that… Scythe looks wonderful, though. I'm gonna have to read that.

    Writing memory: Recently, watching a beta reader get emotionally destroyed IN REAL TIME while reading my MS. All the evil cackling. << I THINK I KNOW WHAT THIS IS. 😂😭 How dare you still laugh at my pain….

    Also the next time we meet up you are going to have to shower how to make a cup of tea, because CLEARLY I am doing it wrong…

    As always, this post was wonderful, Phoebe! Thank you again so much for the tag!! I'm gonna do this soon!

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    1. I DID! And it made me super happy, because it’s a first, lol.

      It is kind of catchy. I have a grand total of three real-life nicknames and I only like one of them. The others can be labeled as desperate attempts to make nicknames out of a name that isn’t suited to it.

      And unfortunately it is kind of mousy-brown. Dyed, it can be chestnut, but naturally it’s a very middling color. It’s ok.

      Right??? And same: actually getting a tattoo is a terrifying prospect. I’m in love with several Chronicles of Narnia quotes, and I have all these grand ideas, but I doubt I’ll ever actually follow through. Alice in Wonderland is perfect for you. If nothing else, you need this stanza:

      One, two! One, two! And through and through
      The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
      He left it dead, and with its head
      He went galumphing back.

      Wait. He wrote a book titled “Everlost”??? How did I miss this??

      I’m still cackling. I will ALWAYS be cackling.

      See, the thing with tea is that it’s very psychological. If you don’t set out to enjoy it, you probably won’t. But I feel like you might enjoy a good latte or maybe some bubble tea….

      Yay! I await your answers!


      1. I’m very disappointed in myself, to be honest… 😂

        Yeaaaah… I’m not really sure how to make a nickname for your real name? It doesn’t really have a nickname form, and this IS BOTHERING ME BECAUSE I LOVE NICKNAMES ASDFGHJKL.

        Huh. I thought it was chestnut. WELL EITHER WAY IT’S BEAUTIFUL, SO THERE. 😂

        Oooooh… See I still need to read Narnia, so I don’t know a lot of quotes… Which ones do you like???
        AND OH MY WORD. I THINK THAT WAS THE EXACT STANZA I WAS THINKING OF. I don’t know the poem by heart (yet) but I knew there was something about galumphing that I absolutely love, and snicker-snack is my favorite sound in the world. I don’t know how you knew this… 😂😂

        HOW DARE YOU.

        I just realized I said “shower how to”…. That is not what I meant. XD And that is a very good point about the psychological thing, but I have tried MULTIPLE teas while desperately hoping I will like it. I just…don’t. XD OOH. OKAY SO I DID HAVE A CINNAMON LATTE ONCE AND IT WAS DELICIOUS. I don’t know how to replicate it, though..


  2. So I’m finding people to tag for this, and I just realized . . . you literally stole them all. You said you were going to steal them all, and you STOLE. THEM. ALL.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. XD

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  3. YAAAAY thank you!!! I will totally do this! (Also your angry-ferret hair comment made me crack up) XD


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