TGBeib: Okay, here we go!!! Question one, So Muriel Gaylee - is that a real name or a pen name??
Muriel: well my middle name is Gay, my surname is Lee, and people keep telling me I'm Terrible Muriel. Facebook wouldn't allow me to use TerribleMuriel. I didn't know what the deal was when I signed up to FanFiction and I just tried to use my name...of course there's THOUSANDS of DebLee's out there… So (and it was before GLEE the show came out) I used GLee as my middle initial and my surname... and covers eyes year of birth!
TGBeib: LMAO!! So, a pen name and now I don't need to ask how you got it!
How did you get started on fanficanon?
Muriel: well ...
I got hooked on Twilight after I had knee surgery and was laid up for 6 weeks...
I was cruising the Twi-fan sites, and came across AussieTwimums... (Not sure that name is right.) They had promo'd a link to Bella Down Under ... authored by Feral and Ferls... (Aka Creator/General/Hangingabout)
I reviewed their fic and Ferls replied... we emailed a bit and it snowballed from there!
TGBeib: So Ferla is responsible huh!
Do you remember what made you start writing??
Muriel: well, I had always toyed with little drabbles... if something really moves me I tend to process the emotions by writing... Feral and Ferls read a few things and encouraged me to publish!
the first thing I published was a co-operative work with my hubs called "Twilight Southpark" it’s a bit silly :)
TGBeib: Tell me about your favourite author.
Muriel: Lordy! That’s a toughie...
There's so much I like... I went through an Isaac Asimov stage... I like LOTR by Tolkein… He did get a bit too absorbed by his own creation though...
I love a lot of classic literature...JK Rowling ...HP series is a modern classic and I believe it will continue to be read for many years to come!
TGBeib: I agree! What is your RL job?
Muriel: Nurse... and Mother...
TGBeib: What is your dream job?
Muriel: Writing... and or editing... (love love LOVE reading other people's work,) do you reckon I could get paid to be a professional reviewer?
TGBeib: It would be nice- if you figure out how to do that let me know!
Last question - share something with us that we don't know about you.
Muriel: You all know that I'm addicted to Vanilla diet coke.... and chocolate... and all things Jasper! Ummmmm...
I have a thing for Sean Connery... (Yeah I know he's older than Methuselah now.. but GEEEZ his voice... Hello Miss Moneypenny and I'm a puddle on the floor!)
TGBeib: LMAO! Each to her own!
Muriel: Some of his Bond stuff... was mighty fine give me an Irish or scot's accent ... sigh.
TGBeib: I like the Brits personally - something so sexy about a Brit! I can never understand the Scottish.
Muriel: Depends on the scot... Sean... yes... Billy Connolly… (yes) ... the guys from The Proclaimers... not so much
TGBeib: *hides* I don't know who they are…
Muriel: David Tennent!
Muriel: The Proclaimers?
TGBeib: Nope, no clue
Muriel: David Tennent... was Dr Who and Barty Crouch Jr from HP4!
hang on... will get you a clip...
TGBeib: Yeah I fail sorry.
That’s the Proclaimers... funny as!!!
TGBeib: You kidding me? The man with the glasses??
Muriel: Like I said... them NOT SO MUCH. David Tennant... mmm…
TGBeib: Thanks, but I will pass!.
TGB Would like to thank Muriel Gaylee for being my first interviewee. Look out next month for our next featured member!!!