10 Things About the Writers

The Travelers of Travel Writing Class!

The Travelers of Travel Writing Class!

Anthony Arcell

1. What is your favorite color? Green like money

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? The Swirl

3. What is your favorite website/blog? Worldstarhiphop.com

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? Change Mustang stadium to Arcell Stadium

5. What is your favorite television show or movie? Sports Center

6. What is your favorite quote? “Hard work beats talent, when talent stops working.”

7. Where is your favorite place in the world? My bed!

8. What is your favorite book? The one with the most pictures.

9. What is your biggest fear? Being bald.

10. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? Myself from somebody else eyes. I want to see how annoying I really am.

**Bonus: Write your memoir in six words. I think I think too much

Morgan Buckingham

1. What is your favorite color? Tiffany Blue

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Brownie Fudge Cheesecake

3. What is your favorite website/blog? Chasing the Mississippi

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? 1965 Shelby GT500 Mustang

5. What is your favorite television show or movie? Once Upon a Time

6. What is your favorite quote? “Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, the heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God.”

7. Where is your favorite place in the world? My parents farm

8. What is your favorite book? It’s a Wonderful Imperfect Life

9. What is your biggest fear? Birds

10. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? Tim Tebow. After reading his book and following his career, he is a wonderful example of unyielding faith and strength and it is a true inspiration.

**Bonus: Write your memoir in six words. To embrace this perfectly imperfect life

Amanda Calcado

1. What is your favorite color? Purple

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Ben & Jerry’s “Americone Dream”

3. What is your favorite website/blog? Buzzfeed.com. Its a great website for a quick laugh

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? Something nice that my family picked out

5. What is your favorite television show or movie? American Horror Story. It keeps me thinking, the drama is awesome, and I’m terrified of it.

6. What is your favorite quote? “Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil your future.”

7. Where is your favorite place in the world? The bathtub

8. What is your favorite book? Harry Potter series!!!

9. What is your biggest fear? Having to run for my life because I wouldn’t make it!!

10. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? Tina Fey because I think she is hilarious and a smart woman.

**Bonus: Write your memoir in six words. Always break the rules 🙂

Cynethia Conley

1. What is your favorite color? Teal

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

3. What is your favorite website/blog? Steph’s Scribe OF COURSE!

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? Land

5. What is your favorite television show or movie? Dont’ have one

6. What is your favorite quote? Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

7. Where is your favorite place in the world? India

8. What is your favorite book? Havn’t found one…I love reading everything!

9. What is your biggest fear? A life without zeal

10. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? No one, I am content with the people that enter my life spontaneously.

**Bonus: Write your memoir in six words. Guided by faith, love and openness

Rachel Guzman

What is your favorite color?  Red

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Birthday Party/ Birthday Cake

What is your favorite website/blog?  Cupcakes and Cashmere

First thing you would buy if given a million dollars: Seriously, a hundred baby Siberian huskies!

What is your favorite TV show? Pretty Little Liars

What’s your favorite quote?  “Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.” –Vince Lombardi

Where is your favorite place in the world? My grandparent’s house

What is your favorite book and why?  The Picture of Dorian Gray” because it was one of the first books that made me enjoy reading.

What is your biggest fear?  Losing someone I love…I’ve never had anyone close to me die; my second biggest fear is thunderstorms!

If you could meet anyone, who would it be?  Christina Perri, my favorite singer/songwriter! or Scott Pelley…he’s cool.

Bonus-white your memoir in six words: Says wrong things at wrong time.

Alexa Hiken

1. What is your favorite color? Cobalt blue

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate chip

3. What is your favorite website/blog? The Zoe Report by Rachel Zoe

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? A house with everything I want in it.

5. What is your favorite television show or movie? Gossip Girl

6. What is your favorite quote?  “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak,” Rachel Zoe.

7. Where is your favorite place in the world? My grandmother’s clothing store.

8. What is your favorite book? The Devil Wears Prada

9. What is your biggest fear? Bugs

10. If you could meet anyone who would it be and why? Coco Chanel because she was a fashion visionary.

11. Write your memoir in six words. Don’t be afraid to take chances.

Bianca Holland

1. I actually dont have a favorite color, but I tend to wear a lot of black. You can never go wrong with black.

2. Cookies and cream is my weakness

3. I often visit tumblr. It’s full of a lot of diverse blogs and pictures. You can find anything from clothing, music, art, celebrities, and  international news.

4. If I were given a miliion dollars…hmm I think I would buy my mother her dream house on a big piece of land

5. Bridesmaids makes me laugh everytime.

6. Philippians 4:13, ” I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.”

7. My favorite place in the world is Brazil

8. I don’t have a favorite book

9. My biggest fear is not being successful and losing my mother

10. I always wanted to meet Tupac Shakur

Memior- Live each day as your last

Michelle Larkin

1. What is your favorite color? Purple

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate

3. What is your favorite website/blog? PostSecret.com

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? A long vacation!

5. What is your favorite television show or movie? Once Upon a Time

6. What is your favorite quote? “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” –JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

7. Where is your favorite place in the world? Siesta Key, Florida

8. What is your favorite book? The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom

9. What is your biggest fear? Being alone.

10. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? Walt Disney, so I could hear about all his amazing dreams!

**Bonus: Write your memoir in six words: Constantly dreaming of what comes next.

Angelina Lewis

1) What is your favorite color? pink

2) What is your favorite ice cream flavor? cake batter

3) What is your favorite website/blog? tumblr

4) What is the first thing you would buy if given a million dollars? a cruise vacation

5) What is your favorite t.v. show or movie? The Perks of Being a Wallflower

6) What is your favorite quote? “I believe that everything happens for a reason.  People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

7) Where is your favorite place in the world? Bermuda

8) What is your favorite book? The Great Gatsby

9) What is your biggest fear? death

10) If you could meet anyone, who would it be any why? Taylor Swift because she is one of my favorite artists

*Bonus: Write your memoir in six words.  Quiet ones have the loudest minds.

Avi Miller

1) Dark teal.

2) Late Night Snack.

3) I thoroughly enjoy following the blogs of Kristi Dosh and Benjamin Hill.

4) A full tank of gas.

5) Psych.

6) “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

7) Outside of my comfort zone.

8) The Wealth of Nations.

9) Failure.

10) Ralph Waldo Emerson. Because he had the most brilliant mind in the history of modernity.

My memoir in six words: I should probably sleep some more.

Amanda Minkove

1. My two favorite colors are blue and purple.

2. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough.

3. I’m not too familiar with blogs, but my favorite website is Facebook. I’m on it constantly.

4. If I was given a million dollars, the first thing I would buy would probably have to be a plane ticket to somewhere exotic.

5. My favorite tv show is Law and Order: SVU. I watch it every chance I can get.

6. “The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.”

7. I’d say my favorite place in the world would be Florida. I’m not sure I could live there, but I think it’s so pretty and I love it there.

8. I don’t have a favorite book, but the two books that I’ve loved and that I got through really quickly were Beneath the Mimosa Tree by Stephanie Verni and To Selena, With Love by Chris Perez.

9. My biggest fear is regret of not accomplishing everything I want to accomplish.

10. If I could meet anyone, I would want to meet Pitbull. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a big fan of his and I’d love to meet him.

Chelsea Moog

1. What is your favorite color? Eh, I have more than just one. Blue, yellow and green!

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate chip cookie dough, yum!

3. What is your favorite website/blog? DiamondDiploma.com

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? A plane ticket to somewhere tropical!

5. What is your favorite television show or movie? My Best Friend’s Wedding

6. What is your favorite quote? I have so many! I really love this though: “Shoes are just a pedastal. What interests me is the power of the woman who wears them.”- Christian Louboutin

7. Where is your favorite place in the world? Cokie Beach, St. Thomas

8. What is your favorite book? The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom

9. What is your biggest fear? Being alone.

10. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? Betty White because she reminds me a lot of my grandmother. I’d love to hear her stories on life, love, and acting.

**Bonus: Write your memoir in six words: Forever searching for more love stories.

Christopher Parris

1. What is your favorite color? Blue.

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla.

3. What is your favorite website/blog? Tumblr.

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars?  A brand new house for me and my family.

5. What is your favorite television show or movie?  Favorite t.v show would be How I Met Your Mother.

6. What is your favorite quote?  Nothing about me is original. I am the combined efforts of everyone that I’ve ever known: Chuck Palahunik

7. Where is your favorite place in the world?  My home.

8. What is your favorite book? The Stand by Stephen King.

9. What is your biggest fear? Dying with regrets.

10. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?  Josh Radnor because he’s my favorite actor from my favorite show.

Write your memoir in six words: Change is inevitable, let it happen.

Sheldon Pierce

1. What is your favorite color? Red

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla

3. What is your favorite website/blog? Pitchfork

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? A plane ticket

5. What is your favorite television show or movie? Sin City

6. What is your favorite quote? “Solitude is impractical, yet society is fatal” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. Where is your favorite place in the world? Tie: Florence, Italy or Sydney, Australia

8. What is your favorite book? The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

9. What is your biggest fear? Boredom

10. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? Socrates because his perspective on the world is still being argued to this day — centuries after his death.

**Bonus: Write your memoir in six words. Introvert perpetually standing in crowded rooms.

Ryan Rubenstein

1. What is your favorite color? Green

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Moose Tracks

3. What is your favorite website/blog? Deadspin- Sports news

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? A house with a movie theatre

5. What is your favorite television show or movie? Friday Night Lights

6. What is your favorite quote? Winners never quit, and quitters never win- Vince Lombardi

7. Where is your favorite place in the world? The lake behind my parents house

8. What is your favorite book? Private Games by: Mark T. Sullivan, and James Patterson

9. What is your biggest fear? Not being successful

10. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? Ray Lewis- Ask him about how he was able to become so successful after the tough childhood he had

**Bonus: Write your memoir in six words. Never give up

Frankie Reynolds

1. What is your favorite color? Probably black, even though technically that is the “absense of color.”

2. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? There’s so many fun flavors out there, but I guess I’d have to go with Butterfinger ice cream (sold at Friendly’s).

3. What is your favorite website/blog? It’s got to be ESPN. I’m on it 24/7.

4. What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? Something for my parents. They’ve done so much for me that this would be a prime opportunity to give back to them.

5. What is your favorite television show or movie? I’m a huge television and movie buff, but I think I’d have to say that my favorite television show is LOST. I have way too many favorite movies just to choose one.

6. What is your favorite quote? “It’s not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you.”

7. Where is your favorite place in the world? Honestly? My hometown. I mean, I love Florida, and I love California and all of those places, but I think I’m happiest at my house with my family and friends.

8. What is your favorite book? The Great Gatsby. Such a great, tragic tale about the lower and upper class struggles during a seemingly simpler time. Reading that book always puts life into perspective.

9. What is your biggest fear? Jellyfish. Sounds a little crazy and weak, but it’s true.

10. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? Tom Brady. I’m a Patriots fan, so that is a big reason why, but he’s been there. He has it all. He’s lived everyone’s dream, but the best part is that it wasn’t handed to him. He had to work for it. The man came into the NFL as a fourth-string quarterback and has since worked his way up to becoming one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time. Just to get advice from him on what it’s truly like to see hard work pay off would be inspiring. Plus, if I met him I would probably get to meet his wife, too, so it’s a win-win.

BONUS: Write your memoir in six words. There’s always more questions than answers.

Jamie Schafer

What is your favorite color? Lilac purple

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate brownie

What is your favorite website/blog? Pinterest!

What is the first thing you would buy if you were given a million dollars? A home

What is your favorite television show or movie? Qvc- does that even count as a show, more like a way of life 😉

What is your favorite quote? “God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”

Where is your favorite place in the world? Anywhere my family is

What is your favorite book? Dusty Britches by Marcia Lynn McClue

What is your biggest fear? Heights

If you could meet anyone who would it be and why? Josh Turner- if he could sing “baby lock them doors and turn the lights down low” I would be set for life, what a man!

BONUS- Write your memoir in six words: Trying to be the best me.

Nicole Wilmouth

What’s your favorite color? Pink

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Cake batter from Coldstone creamery. Yummy!

What is your favorite website/blog? Pinterest

First thing you buy if given a million dollars. I would buy both of my parents their dream cars. They’ve done so much for me it seems like the perfect way to show them how grateful I am.

What is your favorite TV show or movie? American Horror Story is my favorite television series because it has the ability to scare me each and every week. Its really addicting.

What is your favorite quote? “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake” – Henry David Thoreau

Where is your favorite place in the world? Myrtle beach, SC I went there every summer for 9 years straight. I love being able to sit on the beach at night next to a bonfire listening to the waves.

What’s your favorite book and why? Night Road by Kristin Hannah, because its about love, friendship, and being able to overcome tragedy.

What is your biggest fear? Being buried alive, a combination between being claustrophobic and knowing I’m going to suffocate isn’t my ideal way to spend my last minutes alive.

Your memoir in 6 words. Size does not matter, determination does.

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