Thursday, 17 April 2014

Episode 9 of Conversations over Milk & Cookies - Janice G. Ross

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Welcome to Episode 9 of Conversations over Milk & Cookies hosted by Kindle Ninja.

What is this madness, you ask? 

It's my way of supporting authors and writers from the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB

We interact with them everyday, directly through tweets, or indirectly through re-tweets, but we don't really know much about them. Their personalities really don't shine through in tweets and re-tweets.

In Episodes 1 to 6, some of the Board Members of Rave Reviews Book Club were featured.

Episodes 7 to XXX  feature the non-Board members (with the exception of Episode 9)

In this episode, all eyes are on Author JANICE G. ROSS (@JGRWriterfor being chosen as the Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author of the week. She is also the RRBC Social Media Director. (See related post here.)

UPDATE June 4, 2014: Nicholas Rossis is the new RRBC Social Media Director.  See Board Members here.

Let's get to know Janice in more than 140 characters, shall we?

+No ninjas were hurt in making this episode.

KINDLE NINJA (KN):  Welcome to Conversations over Milk and Cookies. How do you like your cookies? Chewy? Crunchy? Crumbly? Something else?
Thanks for having me. And please, chewy cookies…

Your love for travel shines through in your blog. If you were to take a Ninja on a 5-country holiday tour, where would you go?
Wonderful question! A 5-country holiday tour would definitely include: Ireland, Dubai, Australia, Ethiopia and Bora Bora. By the way, I know they are totally unrelated, but I love the diversity.

If you were to put a message in a bottle, what would it be?
One of my favourite quotes has got to be, “Examine Yourself.”

Your website is called “Cultural Cocktails”, if it were a real cocktail/drink, what would be the ingredients?
Side note: You have the BEST question!  [KINDLE NINJA: Thanks! I learn from the best ;)] 
Nevertheless, I really can’t hold my liquor, so just imagine how loudly I’m laughing as I read/answer this question. Ideally, I would like to create a drink with mango puree, Captain Morgan Rum, pineapple juice and maybe papaya.

And can I have some?
You are more than welcome to have a taste, though I’m not sure of how appetizing it would be.

If you were singing in the rain, what song would it be?
Please don’t laugh…I would sing “Soldier of Love” by Sade. Please keep in mind that my singing voice is horrible so it might not sound like the real  song at all.

KINDLE NINJA: We'll just listen to your speaking voice then :)

And who would you sing it with?
I can’t stop laughing! Absolutely not one can hear me singing that song.

I’d assume I’m the person you’d want to drink Milk with (since you agreed to this interview), but who’s the person you’d want to have coffee with?
I don’t drink coffee; however, I would love to have coffee with Paulo Coelho.

How do you like your coffee?
If I am forced to drink coffee, then I would need it with 70% cream.

How do you feel about doughnuts without holes?
I’m not too sure. I prefer Boston cream.

 What would you rather be doing now? (instead of answering these questions).
I am actually enjoying answering these questions.

What’s the best way to decompress?
I listen to music, walk, dance or read to decompress.

If your book “Damaged Girls” is made into a movie, who do you want to play the main character/s?
I would like to see Rihanna play Jessica. I think she’d be able to do an excellent job with the bad attitude. For Jillian, I would like to see Kiki Palmer. Zoe Zaldana would be perfect in the role of Francesca and Shemar Moore as Stevie.

And who will direct it?
Kasi Lemmons, the director of “Eve’s Bayou”, would be perfect.

What’s the book you wished you’d written?
“By the river Piedra, I sat down and wept” by Paulo Coelho

Celebrity / Author / Famous Personality you’d want to go on a road trip with?
Jamie Foxx

And what car will you drive?
Range Rover

 What’s the book that positively shaped you?
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

Describe your book “Damaged Girls” in three words.
Lots of Drama

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you about life right now?

Nicholas Sparks or Dan Brown?
Nicholas Sparks

J.K. Rowling or Stephenie Meyer?
Stephanie Meyer

Lastly:  Ninjas or Hitchhikers?

Thanks for your time. Hope you enjoyed the Q&A.


  1. You are too FAB, KN! Thanks for taking the time to interview me. :-)

  2. Love your interview Janice! Especially love that you put Australia in that list of destinations to visit! ;)
    I'll take m cocktail virgin... I love a good mocktail... Raise your glass... Cheers!