EPod Interview – Tina Stewart Brakebill

Here we are again in the docking port of the Interplanetary Space Guild Rescue Ship. Another Escape Pod has been found wandering in the depths of space and brought to safety. Who’s inside this one?

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No idea what I’m talking about? Make sure you read Escape Pod Emulations before you continue with this post!

OK, so the door is a bit jammed. No worries, our engineers are on hand to release the opening mechanism. Hello! It’s Tina! Be careful! She looks like she’s going to faint – it’s somewhat claustrophobic in those pods … Are you feeling better now? What items did you take with you?

Floating through the cosmos waiting for rescue, I was thankful that I am naturally a bit of an introvert. The quiet of the pod really suited me. Unfortunately, I am also (more than a bit) claustrophobic, so I knew I would need some specific (and tactile) things to soothe me when the walls closed in! Luckily I was able to fit all five in my handy Dr. Who emergency backpack.

  1. Bear: Bear is a stuffed teddy bear. A boy gave him to me when I was 20. I have forgotten the boy’s name, but I have slept with Bear almost every night since I got him. I need him.
  2. Mandala Coloring Book & Colored Pencils: Coloring soothes me and mandalas appeal to my desire for symmetry and control.
  3. Photo album of friends and family: Seeing their faces makes me happy.
  4. Carved Turtle with a Monkey on its Back:  My brother gave me this tiny figurine. Stroking its smooth surface calms me and looking at it reminds me how lucky I am. Unlike that poor turtle, I don’t have to carry a giant monkey on my back!
  5. Lord of the Rings Trilogy:  I love books—actual books you can hold in your hands—and I could read this book one thousand times and still find new things to love.

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Tina is a former history professor and biographer who now devotes her time to obsessively writing haiku. She is the author of two books, one of which is Barbara Egger Lennon.

Tina is now working on her first novel but please don’t ask her when it will be finished!

Tina can be found at her blog at Tina Stewart Brakebill and also on Twitter. Discover more about her at her Amazon Page and at Green Bench Monthly.

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3 Comments on “EPod Interview – Tina Stewart Brakebill”

  1. Jules Says:

    I’m glad I came poking around. Lovely interview.
    Cheerio, Jules


  2. Reblogged this on Tina Stewart Brakebill and commented:
    This was fun!! Thanks Freya. (Sorry it took so long to say thanks–this week’s been a bit nutso.) 🙂


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