Questions and Answers
T. K. Marnell
Old enough to be an adult, yet still young enough to enjoy it.
I have one black and white cat and one beige significant other.
What have I written so far?
During my master's program in library science, I wrote a contemporary coming-of-age novel titled Bubbles Pop. Then in 2014, after moving to the Pacific Northwest for my first full-time job, I completed a screwball comedy for adults dubbed Kagemusha. In early 2017, I finished a cozy mystery novel set on the Oregon coast. I'm currently working on the sequel.
Later this year, I intend to start work on a YA fantasy trilogy inspired by my favorite epic period dramas. Elevator pitch: "In an alternative nineteenth-century China, a former slave joins a secret society to avenge her father's murder and becomes the mortal enemy of the boy she loves."
What type of fiction do I like?
I love wit and classy humor, regardless of genre. I admire novelists like P. G. Wodehouse (the Jeeves and Wooster stories), Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion), and Wendelin van Draanen (Flipped, the Sammy Keyes middle-grade detective series). In the mystery genre, I'm a longtime fan of Agatha Christie and admire the works of P. D. James, Elizabeth George, and Rhys Bowen.
In movies and TV shows, I have a taste for East Asian dramas that tug at the heartstrings. My favorite contemporary shows to date include In Time with You (Taiwan, 2011), Answer Me 1997 (Korea, 2012), and Ugly Alert (Korea, 2013). I watch many (many!) historical costume pieces, and I highly recommend the following.
- Tamra, the Island (Korea, 2009 -- Also available on Netflix)
- Sungkyunkwan Scandal (Korea, 2010)
- The Princess' Man (Korea, 2011)
- Bridal Mask (Korea, 2012)
- Perfect Couple (China, 2014)
- Nirvana in Fire (China, 2015)
Where can you find me?
The best way to contact me is to comment on my blog, and then I'll comment on yours. Everybody wins!