A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Tina Anton

with Tina Anton @Dean_Is_Batman

Q1: When did you start writing and first influences?

Tina: I started writing in my tweens and was influenced the most by classical poets. I grew up in a religious cult so I had to sneak reading material and ended up reading anything and everything I could get my hands on.

Q2: Who are your biggest influences today?

Tina: I love so many writers. Poetry is still a major influence but I also love Stephen King, Terry Pratchett and about a million other writers. They all influence me in small ways usually just by inspiring me. 

Q3: Where did you grow up and how did that influence your writing/art?

Tina: I grew up in a very conservative doomsday religious cult. Art and reading unrelated to the bible or the cult were not allowed but my parents also used the library as a babysitter and would often leave me there all day with instructions not to read anything…which I ignored. I read EVERYTHING. Car manuals, poetry, science, self-help, fiction. You name it, I read it. My favorites were poetry, mystery, and science fiction.

Q4: Have any travels away from work?

Tina: We moved a LOT while I was growing up. By the age of thirty I had moved 38 times. Because I was always moving around I have not had much of a desire to do more traveling. Most of the places I have lived are featured in my stories. And I did travel out of country to Canada a few times. The beautiful nature there was inspiring.

Q5: Any pivotal moment when you knew you wanted to be a writer/artist?

Tina: I love the act of creating things. While there was no one pivotal moment I will day I have wanted to be a writer an artist since my teen years.

Q6: Favorite activities to relax?

Tina: Painting, reading, listening to music (all types of music), and watching adorable animal videos online are at the top of my list of relaxing activities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXtASMSzXIU

Q7: Any recent or forthcoming projects you’d like to promote?

Tina: My writer site is https://ramblingsoftea.wordpress.com/ and I don’t have anything particular to promote. 

Q8: One of your favorite lines from a poem or favorite art piece created?

Q9: Who has helped you most with writing & creating?

Tina: Other writers and books on writing. My lovely bestie @randomelity has also been amazing. She’s also a writer and it’s great to bounce ideas off each other.



By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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