Today I am featuring author Elizabeth Maddrey on my website. I’m grateful she took the time to answer my questions about time travel. I love her answer about a time period she would hate to live in. I think she speaks for all of us alive today! Take a look at the bottom of the post to see how you can check out Elizabeth’s books and website.
1. If you could travel back in time to be a witness to any event in history, what event would you choose, and why?
The Tower of Babel. I think it’d be fascinating to see everyone suddenly unable to communicate – groups of people who could understand one another clumping together and the mass confusion and chaos that demonstrates just how awesome God is and how He won’t be challenged by our puny efforts.
2. Name one time period in history you would not want to be alive during. Why?
My answer isn’t a traditional time period you read about in history books, but it’s fairly simple: Pre-Indoor-Plumbing. Honestly, indoor plumbing is such a wonderful thing that we take for granted. It’s lack is pretty much the #1 reason I don’t enjoy camping (which I otherwise find quite pleasant.)
I don’t think anyone would disagree with Elizabeth. How did people survive without indoor plumbing?
3. If you could go back and time and do anything different in your writing career or journey, what would you do and why?
I’d spend less time dithering about the practicalities and probabilities of actually being published and just put myself out there. The time I wasted on fear was really quite silly when I had stories in my head to tell.
I wrestled with the same fear. I think all writers are a little hesitant to share their work at times.
4. When you think of time travel, what is your favorite book, movie, or TV show on the subject?
I love the idea of time travel – I’m a huge Whovian, so Doctor Who definitely tops the list, but I also enjoyed Sliders and the time travel Star Trek episodes.
Am I missing something by not watching Dr. Who?
5. If you had a chance to relive your life and do something different or many things different, what would you do and why?
When I was eight, I got bitten by a goose during a big cookout at my uncle’s house. I’d love to go back and give that goose a good, swift kick in the tail before he got to me. And in case you wondered, goose bites really do hurt – and those suckers get a beakful of flesh and pull until the chunk comes out. I’m still a bit anti-goose, to be honest.
Elizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of math and organization steered her into computer science for college and graduate school, she has always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity. She loves to write about Christians who struggle through their lives, dealing with sin and receiving God’s grace.
Elizabeth lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys. She invites you to interact with her at her website www.ElizabethMaddrey.com or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethMaddrey