Monday, February 22, 2016

February Reader Spotlight: Hailey Fish

We're doing a new series at the blog for readers to do either guest posts or interviews. One reader will be featured each month, and if it's a theme month, that will be the focus. 

Today we are pleased to introduce Hailey Fish, who is answering some questions for us. She's also celebrating her birthday, so send good wishes her way!

Hailey is a 25 year-old voracious reader with a reading list that will never end! She lives at home with her parents and 14 year-old Maltese that acts more like a cat and she's the youngest of four siblings. She's on the autism spectrum but you'd never know it because she's smart, funny, and always willing to try new things. Hailey aspires to be a writer, even though she's suffered from writer's block for years! She reads anything from chick lit to women's fiction to crime fiction to mystery suspense to romantic suspense. Hailey has a book blog but not nearly as active with it as she'd like to be. She enjoys hanging out with her girls, going to bingo, being a loving auntie to her three nephews (one is her best friend's son!) and two nieces. She's a young girl at heart because she still enjoys watching Disney movies. Hailey has met a lot of authors in her 25 years of life and hopes to meet many more. She works as a valet dispatcher at a casino and hopes to attend college for creative writing. She loves kids so she thinks she would be good at teaching preschoolers or teaching language arts or even English class. Visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

What book were you hesitant to pick up but then loved once you read it?
The book I was hesitant in picking up was The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult because of the tough subject matter. I read the first few pages but didn't think I could read it alone. I ended up reading it with my mom and am so glad we read it together. She was able to explain certain passages that I had trouble understanding.

What does the term "chick lit" mean to you?
Girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, something bad happens but then there is a happily ever after.

What are the next three books in your TBR pile?`
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (reading it with my mom when she comes home from Australia) Those Girls by Chevy Stevens and The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

What is your favorite thing about having a birthday in February?
When I was in school, I was always out of school for winter break! Also because I'm a Pisces and the description of it fits me to a T!

Which celebrity do you admire most?
The celebrity I admire most is Melissa McCarthy because even though she's a "big girl" she doesn't let the fat-shamers bring her down. She is funny, beautiful, creative, talented, an all around great woman!

What is something nice that someone did for you recently?
The other day I went to a book signing and met Lisa Gardner and Joseph Finder. The nice thing was the fact my book friends Rachel and Cory bought me Joseph's newest book even though it was a little pricey. Rachel had also bought all of us dinner which happened to be expensive.


Janine said...

Hi Hailey! Happy birthday! It's nice to learn a little more about you.

susieqlaw said...

Great interview! Happy Birthday, Hailey!! Did you receive any books for your birthday?

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday Hailey! I love your last name!

Unknown said...

Thank you! I do too! Very famous last name! 😁