Studioenp: What’s your favourite drink and why?
Miski: Wine. Sauvignon Blanc in spring and summer, Carmenere in fall and winter, and white Merlot when I can’t decide.
Studioenp: You like your wine, then! What’s on your bucket list—and don’t say a bucket of wine!
Miski: I want to see Venice before it’s completely under water. I want to meet and hang out with some of the authors I have come to know, especially the ones who have been so encouraging and an inspiration to me.
Studioenp: Aww, that’s lovely. If you had to eat the same meal every day, what would it be?
Miski: I would starve to death. I go through phases with food but can’t think of anything I could eat every day on purpose. Although, if forced to choose, it would be Greek salad with grilled chicken.
Studioenp: Yummy! We could go for that right now. What’s your phobia and why?
Miski: I have such a fear of heights that pictures of those hotel rooms, restaurant tables, and swimming pools that jut out over open space send chills up my spine. I am amazingly claustrophobic. I don’t know why. As a young girl I was an adrenaline junkie. Maybe it’s karma.
Studioenp: LOL. Or just age and knowing the pitfalls of doing something dangerous? Happens when you have kids, too—there’s that feeling of having to keep yourself safe for them. Maybe that’s it? In your spare time—if you have any!—what’s the thing you do that makes you feel the most you?
Miski: Anything that makes me feel creative or inspires me to create. I also love to wander. I can get in my car and drive somewhere just because it’s there. When my kids were little and we moved to a new base, I loved to put them in the car, let one pick a direction, and off we’d go to see what we could see. This was especially fun when we lived in Okinawa, Japan.
Studioenp: Sound fabulous and great fun. Are you an extrovert or introvert?
Miski: Good question. I am an introvert but I try to combat it with extroverted behaviour if that makes sense.
Studioenp: Perfect sense. Em’s exactly the same, like she’s got two personalities. One for home, one for socialising. Tell us one thing about yourself that not many people know.
Miski: I’ve never aspired to be rich or wealthy.
Studioenp: Ah, so this question might be moot! If money were no object, what’s the first thing you’d buy just for yourself?
Miski: Motorcycle lessons and a top-of-the-line bike.
Studioenp: Oooh! What’s one outrageous thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had the courage?
Miski: I don’t know. I have a habit of going out and at least attempting the things I desire to do, outrageous or not. It’s my trademark. I will at least attempt something I want to do. I am so pig-headed, I won’t let anything, or anyone, stop me. I am often successful, too.
Studioenp: Fabulous! What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?
Miski: I have five sons. Four by birth and one adopted. They are, by far, the best thing I have ever done.
Studioenp: That’s beautiful. Em feels the same way. Well, it’s been wonderful having you here. Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by. Come back soon!
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