Friday, March 2, 2012

CHRW Meet The Member:

Clancy Metzger and Sherrilyn Kenyon
Clancy Metzger

How long have you been a member of Celtic Hearts?
I have been a member since early or mid 2010. I became Secretary for the chapter in 2011 and continue to be this year and next year.

Do you belong to any other RWA chapters or writing groups?
I am also a member of Utah Chapter of RWA. I really love both groups for the support and friendship they provide.

When you are not writing, what are your hobbies, passions, etc?
I love movies. This is really more an addiction than a hobby. I love romantic-comedies. I'm fairly shallow in some ways and I have no problem admitting I will watch something just for the hottie starring in it. Examples are Ryan Gosling, Hugh Jackman and Vin Diesel, but the list is long. I also love action flicks like The A-Team, The Expendables, and any comic book hero movie. And finally – I love disaster movies. They don’t actually have to be great movies for me to like them. The Sci-Fi channel rules for cheesy disaster movies. Some people think disaster movies are downers, but for me they're very uplifting. No matter what is happening or how many people die or how close earth is to complete annihilation – man prevails and saves the day! I love that.

I read like a fiend too – mostly romance

Have you ever been to Ireland, Scotland, Wales etc? Tell us about this trip and what you came away with afterwards. 
I've been to Ireland twice. This is an amazingly beautiful country. I visited Blarney Castle both times but never kissed the Blarney Stone – a little too eww even for my non-germ-phobic self. I stayed in a converted Castle-Hotel – very cool. They had a disco in the hotel that I went to and I flabbergasted when they had a disco-remix version of John Denver's 'Country Boy' playing and the Irish were completely bonkers for it. Very surreal. I came away with a husband (not a good plan). It lasted barely long enough for the ink to dry. Really – I do not advise doing this on vacation! 

What area did you grow up in?
I grew up in Portland Oregon until I was ten and then Fairbanks, Alaska from there on. If you ever get to visit Alaska – do it, it's incredible up there. I could easily live there again despite the cold (my public school didn’t close officially until it hit 60 degrees below zero – although it was parents' option at 50 below), the extreme light or dark (in the winter – you better go outside for lunch or you'd miss the single hour of twilight-like light there was for the day. In the summer – foil on the windows unless you can sleep with 23 hours of daylight), and weird accidents (like when my wet hair froze and I broke off a six inch hair popcicle racing to the school bus… yes – it was that cold). But, no where smells as good as Alaska, the beauty of it is breathtaking, the Northern Lights are all they're hyped up to be, and people are never boring.

Share 7 fun facts about you that most people don’t know.
1. I posed nude for a university art class when I was 18. My mom didn’t speak to me for a month.
2. I graduated from high school a year early and was a college freshman when I should have been a high school senior.
3. All my dogs and cats are named after stones (Malachite, Topaz… you get the idea).
4. I love Spongebob Squarepants and my personal bathroom is completely decorated with Spongebob.
5. I have a leg lamp and yes it is Fra-gee-lay.
6. I have twice married men I knew less than a month. Bad idea. I don’t recommend it, but apparently I am a slow learner.
7. I'm a popcorn junkie.


Pat McDermott said...

Great interview, Clancy! I like your taste in movies - I love the A Team too. So sad they won't be making a sequel. I agree with you about the beauty of Alaska, but I'm not sure I could live there. Now Ireland is another story . . . Fun learning more about you. Best with your writing!

Clancy said...

Thanks, Pat. It's funny - I was colder in Ireland than I ever was in Alaska... but I suspect it has more to do with the heating philosophy differences. They seem to be okay living with the inside temps being in the low 60's over in Ireland. Or I'm being melodramatic :)
I just know I lived in about 6 layers of clothes the entire time I was there - in and out of buildings. A sad memory of Ireland.

Alexa said...

Great to get to know you better, Clancy! And WHAT? No A-Team sequel???? That was the TV show that got me interested in suspense and action, which is what I write now.

Chicks of Characterization said...

Its great getting to know you better Clancy!!! I want to visit Ireland! Thanks so much for sharing!


Clancy said...

Thanks all - it was fun being on the blog.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

What a fun and uplifting interview, Clancy. I loved getting to know you better. The castle/hotel sounds like a really cool place to visit on holiday. What is it about castles that draw us like crazy??

I'm a popcorn junkie, too, especially if it goes along with a Pepsi and a Gerry movie.

Clancy said...

Paisley, I fully support and partake of your Gerry obsession :)
I think our fascination with castles stems from our lack of them in the US, but they are really cool too!

Sarah Hoss said...

You are too funny! I loved your description of Alaska. Hopefully one day I can visit.

Good luck to you in your future!!!

Renee Vincent said...

Sorry Clancy for my delay in replying to you. I was a bit preoccupied with the tornado disasters that hit my community.

What a great interview! I loved that you posed nude for an art unique. And I think my mother would react the same way! haha

Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your life.

derekd said...

Good to read more about you, Clancy. Marriage after only a month...twice? You are a brave lass!

JC Page said...

Happy to meet you Clancy! Love the popcorn and romance novel combination...we know what is good :) Looking forward to reading more of your work! JC