Photo by Robin Gage. (Beer-Guzzling, Sobbing, Streaker photo not available.)
This week, we spoke to novelist and People Magazine writer Kristin Harmel. The author of “Italian for Beginners” and “How to Sleep With a Movie Star” talked to us about time travel, the “Beatles” vs. “New Kids on the Block,” and being confused for Chubby Checker. So draw a warm bubble bath, light some scented candles and enjoy our TDQ Q&A with novelist Kristin Harmel:
The Daily Quarterly: How did you hear about thedailyquarterly.com?
Kristin Harmel: I’m pretty sure it was part of the discussion I had with my parents about the birds and the bees. That was just last year. Talk about a lot of information to take in! And now that I’m done with the Daily Quarterly part of that discussion, it’s time to go learn about the rest!
TDQ: How excited were you that The Daily Quarterly asked you for an interview?
Harmel: I’ve been eagerly awaiting this day. It’s why I write books. It’s why I write for magazines. It’s why I appear on national television. It’s all been part of my master plan to attract the attention of The Daily Quarterly. And now, the moment has arrived. I hardly know what to do in celebration. Have a drink, perhaps? Go streaking? I must wait, however, until the tears of joy have stopped streaming down my face. No one likes a beer-guzzling, sobbing streaker. Learned that the hard way. Continue reading