About Bradford Keeney
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. University professor and creative therapist
Q. Favorite job
A. Jazz pianist
Q. High school and/or college
A. MIT and Purdue University
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. George Gershwin
Q. Favorite movie
A. "'Round Midnight" and "Say Amen, Somebody"
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Serving extreme love and ecstatic transformation
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Let's hunt for n/om: track extreme love!
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Getting blissed by life!
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Making an important choice based on fear rather than passion.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Erroll Garner, George Gershwin, and W. B. Yeats
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. N!yae, a woman elder from the Kalahari
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. More jazz chops
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Being a father
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Being a son
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Delivering life force and absurdity to all situations
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Erroll Garner
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Smiling and laughing
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Ignatius Jacques Reilly and Don Quixote
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Jesus "Please tell us more about the secret dance." W. C. Fields "How would you answer this publisher's questionnaire?"
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Being asked what is my biggest pet peeve.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Playing jazz piano
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Jazz pianist or Broadway performer
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Kindness, openness to love, and passion
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Frozen custard
On Books and Writing
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Rumi: The Book of Love
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Write in order to create the book you want to read.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. "I felt it was alive and full of life force!"