Do You Know Frosty Like I Know Frosty

While I honor and respect all the national and religious celebrations during this month, my holiday is Christmas. It’s been a bit difficult getting in the mood for all the pandemic and political and problems we face these days. So I thought I’d have a little Christmas fun. Today, Frosty the Snowman answers some questions from the personality test I use in character reveals. So, do you know Frosty like I know Frosty?

Frosty’s Life

Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson wrote the song “Frosty the Snowman” in 1950. Written to capitalize on the success of Gene Autry’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” it never reached that level of success. But the story persisted. Frosty lives on in the song, a Little Golden Book, Dell Comics, several animation television shows, and in a parade in Armonk, New York.

image of a snowman with blue eyes, a snow hat, and carrot nose. Do you know Frosty like I know frosty

Frosty’s Q&A

1. Who is your role model?

What’s a role model? Is it something you eat? Snowmen don’t eat.

2. Who knows you the best?

Why the children, of course. Especially Karen.

3. What would your friends say about you?

That I’m a jolly, happy soul. Though their parents often say I’m a fairytale.

4. What is the question people ask you most often?

What was that magic in that old silk hat?

Image of fake snowman with black hat red scarf and blue vest--do you know frosty like i know frosty

5. What is the thing you’d never say to another person?

I would never say anything sad or mean to anyone.

6. What is your greatest achievement?

That I’m as alive as I can be and I can laugh and play.

7. What is your greatest failure?

What’s failure? 

It’s when you try something, and it doesn’t work out.

Hm, that sounds very sad. I don’t do sad. But maybe I had a failure when I paused only a moment when I heard the traffic cop holler, “Stop!”

8. What did you learn from your greatest failure?

That traffic cops holler stop really loud.

9. What is the thing you are most proud of?

That I help children run and have fun before I melt away.

10. What would you like to change about yourself?

It would be wonderful if I never melted, but don’t cry. I’ll be back again someday.

a melting snowman with stick arms --do you know frosty like i know frosty

Do You Know Frosty?

I hope you enjoyed this interview with Frosty the Snowman. And now, you know Frosty like I know Frosty. Which character that we know from December holidays would you like me to interview next Monday?

What Reader Holly Wants

Reader Questionnaire: What Reader Holly Wants

(With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio)

 

 

First Name: Holly

Age: 43

Occupation: writer, editor, printing/publishing account manager

What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? milliner 

What sound or noise do you love? rain

What sound or noise do you hate? mouth noises

What is your favorite word? le bon mot, whatever that may be in a given moment.

Fiction or Nonfiction? Mostly nonfiction these days. Once I got fiction sufficiently deconstructed to where I could write it, it kind of lost its appeal.

Genre? What’s that?

Ebook, audio book, or physical book? Physical, always. For fiction I like paperbacks because they’re light and compact and I don’t have to worry about tearing them up. But for research/nonfiction books I like hardbacks because I want them to last. I will sometimes read short fiction or articles digitally but I find I don’t retain the content well.

What makes you choose a book to read? For fiction, the voice of the prose. I choose nonfic based on subject matter, but a more readable title is preferable over a dry flavorless title on the same subject. No need to suffer while I’m learning.

Recommendation? The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum

What makes you put down a book? Clunky prose. Being talked down to. Gaffes in logic.

What are you reading now? White Trash: The 400‑Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

Do you re-read books? Yes. Fiction-wise I mostly reread things I read years ago.

All time favorite book? Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones. 

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I write gothic westerns, dark fantasy, and noir.

Literary representation by Jennifer Jackson at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

 

Hi, Lynette here. Thank you, Holly! Interesting that re-read books are ones you read years ago. Mine, too.

Readers, if you are into gothic westerns Holly’s prequel and book are sure to please. I love her main characters and their interactions. Click on one of the images below to check them out on Amazon. (No, these are not affiliate links)

Did you enjoy this reader interview? Have you read the previous ones? If not visit them now. Mine, Rob ChilsonSarah Worrell, Jess Witkins, and Cindy Baker.

This finishes up the reader interviews. I hope you found it fun and interesting.

Thank you for visiting!

What Reader Cindy Wants

Reader Questionnaire: What Reader Cindy Wants
(With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio)

First Name: Cindy

Gender: Female

Age Range:  61+

Occupation: Teacher/Reading Specialist (retired from full time; have tutoring business)

What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try?  Vet tech – something where I could work with animals

What sound or noise do you love?  The sound of a Native American flute across the canyons in Arizona

What sound or noise do you hate?  Voices filled with hatred, people yelling at each other

What is your favorite word?  Jesus

Fiction or Nonfiction? I like and read both…If I have to choose, I might lean toward fiction.

Genre? Historical fiction. (for nonfiction, spiritual writing)

Ebook, audio book, or physical book?  Physical book!

What makes you choose a book to read? Author? Cover? Blurb? I consider all of these. I’m a reading teacher with pre-reading skills. Lol. (Again, if forced to choose, I’d go with blurb.)

What makes you put down a book?  graphic violence, glorification of what I believe to be lack of morality

What are you reading now? The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Do you re-read books? If it’s been a very long time since I’ve read the book – except for the children’s books I read over and over.

All time favorite book:?  Although for older elementary to middle school, this is a powerful, moving statement about the tragic side effects of war (true story, WWII, Japan). I have never read it aloud without crying.  Faithful Elephants, A True Story of Animals, People and War, by Yukio Tsuchiya

If heaven exists, what would you want St. Peter to say? I know heaven exists, and I want to hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Although I especially want to hear this from the Lord.)

 

Hi, it’s Lynette here. Apologies to Cindy for delaying this post by a day. Cindy and I have know each other for a few years. Well, it feels like high school was just a few years ago.

Great answers, Cindy. Your favorite sound is a lovely, lovely sound. And isn’t it interesting that Cindy is also hooked by the blurb (among all the other things)? Thank you for participating.

Did you enjoy this reader interview? Have you read the previous ones? If not visit them now. Mine, Rob ChilsonSarah Worrell, and Jess Witkins.

Would you like to be included in this series? Click here to download the Reader Interview as a pdf. Click here for the Reader Interview as a word document.

Once again, thank you for visiting!

What Reader Jess Wants

Reader Questionnaire: What Reader Jess Wants

(With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio)

 

Jess Witkins

First Name: Jess

Gender: Female

Occupation: Library Assistant, Writer

What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? Voice over artist

What sound or noise do you love? The turning of a page

What sound or noise do you hate? My husband’s electric toothbrush

What is your favorite word? All of them

Fiction or Nonfiction? nonfiction

Genre? memoir

Ebook, audio book, or physical book? Audio book

What makes you choose a book to read? Author? Cover? Blurb? The blurb.

Recommendation? The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

What makes you put down a book? If I just really can’t get into it.

What are you reading now? Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Do you re-read books? Not really. Maybe parts of them.

All time favorite book? Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

If heaven exists, what would you want St. Peter to say? We’ve missed you.

Jess Witkins: Writer. Blogger. Sometimes funny. Making pathetic look cool since 1985.  🙂

Jess is a seasoned event planner, director, and producer. She is the owner of Witkins Productions, LLC. 

Jess reads a lot and currently challenged herself to “A Year of Reading.” See more on her website here.

Hi, it’s Lynette here. Great answers, Jess. I love your favorite sound!  And isn’t it interesting that Jess is hooked by the blurb? Thank you for participating.

Did you enjoy this reader interview? Have you read the previous ones? If now visit them now. Mine, Rob Chilson, and Sarah Worrell.

Would you like to be included in this series? Click here to download the Reader Interview as a pdf. Click here for the Reader Interview as a word document.

Once again, thank you for visiting!

Reader’s Corner

Today I’m starting a new series, Reader’s Corner, that I hope will be entertaining and informative. I’ve created a questionnaire for readers to complete and will post the results here. Which readers? Anyone who enjoys reading.

Girl Reading Book, Lynette M BurrowsDoesn’t matter whether you read, fiction, nonfiction, comics, or graphic novels–it all qualifies. If you read, I’d love for you to participate. See the downloadable form and instructions below.

I’m pleased to introduce . . . Myself. You’ll find my bio here and my debut novel blurb here. Welcome to my website, my blog, and my first reader interview.

Reader Interview

(with a tip of the hat to Inside the Actor’s Studio)
  • First Name: Lynette
  • Gender: Wonder Woman
  • Age Range: Not dead yet
  • Occupation: Writer and about to be retired pediatric nurse
  • What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? Singer (if I could get over the stage fright)
  • What sound or noise do you love? A child’s bubbly laughter that you hear and cannot help but smile
  • What sound or noise do you hate? Whining
  • What is your favorite word? Starts with f and rhymes with duck—well, it’s not really a favorite, but it’s one I use way too often!
  • Fiction or Nonfiction? Both
  • Genre? Make me care about the characters and I will read anything. I tend to prefer thrillers. If it’s a thriller space opera, that’s about perfect!
  • Ebook, audiobook, or physical book? Physical book
  • What makes you choose a book to read? Author? Cover? Blurb? Recommendation? Any of the above, though most often it’s a recommendation I’ve gotten from a friend or trusted website.
  • What makes you put down a book? Characters with nothing at stake, characters whose only purpose is to fulfill stupid plot tricks, the story wanders vaguely around events that don’t mean much, or the description or info dump goes on for paragraphs and on for pages.
  • What book did you just finish? A YA Paranormal called Shattered Seam by Kathleen Groger, an Immersion Sister. I read a small portion when we went to a Master Immersion class together. I’m sorry I took so long to get around to reading it. It’s so GOOD! I also read a nonfiction book called The Unfit, History of a Bad Idea by Elof Axel Carlson.
  • What are you reading now? Story Genius by Lisa Cron,
  • Do you re-read books? Yes! Why? I love the experience, the journey, of that particular book. Usually, it’s specifically the characters’ journey, but it can also be the world building.
  • All-time favorite book? Oh, boy, this is tough. Little Women, A Wrinkle in Time, Dune, Seventh Son, Gone with the Wind are all favorites. I have many but I re-read Little Women until the pages fell out.
  • If heaven exists, what would you want St. Peter to say? What took you so long? (interpret that any way you wish!)

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I hope you enjoyed the interview.

What other questions would you like to ask readers?

Would you like to answer the questions and be featured in an upcoming blog post? You can download the questionnaire and fill it out.

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Email me your answers and I’ll let you know when your answers will be featured on this website.

Thank you so much for spending time with me! If you’ve taken the time to download the questionnaire or to comment below, I am delighted and honored.