Curious? Read on to find out just what kind of dinosaur you'll be dealing with if you send out a query to Natalie...
#1 Which animal appeals to you?
Bright red cardinal
Big brown buffalo
NL: All of them, except for growly bear and speedy roadrunner, because I adore the images invoked from these unique adjectives. How could I POSSIBLY choose between a strutting chicken and a prickly deer?! Growly bear and speedy are sadly just too normal - as is big brown buffalo, but the alliteration alone there got me.
NZ: I really REALLY wanted to lift the pictures from the quizzes, but I thought it was bad enough that I was stealing individual questions (which I *DID* alter and add as needed). I did do my best to describe the animals as they were pictured. Now that I think about it, I could have said "Yawny bear" and maybe "Zippy roadrunner". Here, however, you can see my stroke of genius (well, I thought it was kinda cool)--I gave Agent Natalie the option to comment where necessary--I mean really, how many times have you taken one of these things and thought, I wouldn't pick ANY of those answers?!
#2 The last thing you hand wrote was a...
Thank you note (three months late)
NL: A Check. Well, that's my answer from these options. Really, the last thing I hand-wrote was notes from an editor phone call. And really, threat was an option?! And why does my thank you note have to be three months late?!
NZ: All answers for this one were totally lifted word for word from said quiz. For the record, Agent Natalie's timing is impeccable.
#3 Pick a celebrity
NL: Abraham Lincoln
NZ: Was sorely tempted to include David Tennant.
#4 Worst annoyance
Bad high five
No more pink starburst
Cat doesn't like you Out of gas
NL: PDA These were close seconds: Slow internet, Awkward hugs, Cat doesn't like you, and Out of gas.
#5 You only get to use one social media for the rest of your life--you choose...
NL: Facebook, even though I use Twitter way, way more.
#6 Where do you want to travel?
Anywhere there's a beach
NL: New Zealand From this list; next on my actual travel wish list would be Turkey and Africa, though...
#7 Which TV show appeals to you most?
The Drew Carey Show
Parks and Recreation
NL: American Pickers
NZ: Was sorely tempted to include Dr. Who...
#8 Your party anthem:
"Stronger" by Kanye West
"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey
"Fergilicious" by Fergie
"YMCA" by the Village People
"Rock You Like A Hurricane" by the Scorpions
"Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex
"Last Night" by the Strokes
"Honey" by Mariah Carey
"Fell In Love With A Girl" by the White Stripes
"Shots!" by LMFAO
"Drunk In Love" by Beyonce
NL: "Shots!" by LMFAO Well, if it's a PARTY; realistically, I'd be more likely to listen to "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey or "Rock You Like A Hurricane" by the Scorpions
NZ: Dude! My nephew OPENED for the Scorpions! (Shameless plug: Nephew Jesse's Soundcloud)
#9 Pick a Mario Kart driver
NL: Peach N64, baby!
#10 Choose your weapon
The pen is mightier than the sword
A sword or two, please
NL: Knife That scene, from V FOR VENDETTA, where he says, "My turn" and starts throwing the knives? Hell yeah that'd be me.
Natalie should really live in New York.
If Natalie was a font, she would be Gabriola (size 18, because it's tiny).
If Natalie was a snack food she would be delicious and addictive and totally bad for you but you don't care.
If Natalie was a dinosaur, she would be a Brontosaurus.
:) For the more serious stuff, visit Natalie's page on the Bradford Literary Agency site for all the important deets on subs and queries and her blog, Adventures in Agentland for the latest info.
And if, by chance, you want to take the various quizzes from which I stole these questions...
What dinosaur are you?
What font are you?
Which state do you actually belong in?
What food matches your personality?
and my personal favorite... Which poorly taxidermied animal are you?