Interview: Eden Plantz, Managing Editor at Entranced Publishing

Eden Plantz is an editor, author and Navy wife. She started creating stories even before she could write them, and spends far more time than she’d like to admit trying to bring the characters in her head to life. She lives in Florida with her family and a pair of sock-stealing dogs that keep her on her [bare] toes.

Eden’s current editing projects include the Elsker Saga by ST Bende and Only You by Irish author, Lorna Peel. She’s also currently working on writing the second book in her Temptations series––Book One releases in April ’13. Find out more on her website.

Now let’s see Eden’s answers to the Proust Questionnaire!

What is your idea of happiness?
Happiness is a warm hug from someone I love.

What is your favorite song? When do you first remember hearing it?
My favorite song changes often and depends on my mood. My go-to music is usually anything by OneRepublic or Adelle, but sometimes I go back to favorites from my youth by Staind, Metallica, Tool, etc.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be able to paint.

On what occasion do you lie?
Only on holidays when I pretend to be some fictitious character that brings my children candy/ presents.

What is your present state of mind?
Well, I just discovered the series Homeland on Showtime. So, I guess my present state of mind is addicted. I watch it every chance I get.

What is your motto?
Treat others as you want to be treated, even if they don’t extend the same courtesy to you.

What character trait do you most value in your friends?
Honesty. And loyalty. Lonesty?

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
When I’m writing, “definitely” creeps into my narrative more than it should. In person, I use “for sure” a lot in conversation.

Your favorite painting?
Anything with dogs playing poker.  No, I’m just kidding. I don’t have one favorite painting, but I am partial to the style of neoclassicism.

Psyche Revived by Love’s Kiss
Antonio Canova, 1787

What is your favorite time of day?

What do you need to achieve before you can die happy?
Living for 90 years. I want to watch my children grow up and discover their lives. I want to watch my grandchildren run screaming through my house on Christmas morning. I want to be there when my great-grandchildren are born.

Who or what is your first love?
My first love…hmmm. Well, I guess my first love would have been Goose from Top Gun. It was my favorite movie when I was 3 years old, and I loved it because of Goose. Interestingly enough, I married a man who not only serves in the Navy, but also looks remarkably like Goose––mustache and all.

What’s the last dream you remember?
The world was under attack by aliens and dogs were leading human refugees to safety in forests. I always have very vivid and very confusing/odd dreams.

Without thinking, in one word: what is life?

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