Friday, November 14, 2014

Ten random, revealing, and ridiculous facts about the author

1) Pop music

I love pop music. The most played artists on my iPod are Garbage, Pink, Katy Perry, Zedd, Lana Del Rey, One Republic, Charlie XCX, Ellie Goulding, John Williams, Michael Giacchino, and Sia.

2) First story ever

The first official typed out and fully presented story I wrote was for a school project in the spring of 1977 (at the age of 12). It was a hilarious, over the top epic space opera called “Among the Stars”, inspired by the classic “Star Trek” episode “The Gamesters of Triskelion” and year two of “Space 1999”. One of these days I’ll get it digitized and make it available.

3) Evolution in reverse

I am missing the human gene ally that caused the hominid predecessors of Homo Sapiens to begin losing their fur (very roughly beginning about 1.2 million years ago). That is why I am such hirsute barbarian bastard.

4) Primal essence

This is what I would look like if I ceased all grooming measures.

5) Odd jobs

I worked in a steel mill, a cemetery, in security, was a stockbroker, and pitched screenplays in Hollywood.

6) I watch soap operas

It used to be “General Hospital” but now I am hooked on “The Young and the Restless”. Hey, Victor was in “Escape from the Planet of the Apes”, so that has to count for something. Out of the prime time soaps, I used to love “The O.C.”.

7) Must get faster

Currently trying to work on my explosive speed to get faster in the 50 and 100 meter sprints.

8) Smart and dumber

I used to be smart (with an I.Q of 147). But the ravishes of time and age have left me somewhat dim-witted and sluggish. But I do still have an excellent grasp of temporal physics and still remember every movie credit, chart, or sports stat I ever saw and even can recite old articles and reviews I read as a kid. Bizarre.

9) Legacy

My next novel (a new “Caitlin Star” adventure that will bring the current trilogy to an unforgettable conclusion) will be my tenth published book. Proof that indeed I did exist.

10) What I really want to do is direct

 If I could do it all over again—yeah—I’d be a director.