Military Historian and Novelist Chris Evans: The Iron Elves series
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Persistence is the new black.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. A dash of Lawrence, a smidge of Kipling, and a lot with the unknown lads who served bravely and in anonymity.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Not having it. It might sound odd, but I am happiest when I am striving to achieve something. And I like leaving at least something to my imagination.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I really don't anymore. I've learned, slowly and painfully, that looking forward is the key.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. That I'm a nice Canadian boy which means I'm entirely sociable until you put me on a patch of ice.
November 20, 2008Most days, I sit. A lot. As an editor and a writer I sit at my desk, or I sit at the library, or I sit in the back of a cab and work. I have tried reading and jotting notes while walking, but that resulted in painful discoveries, discoveries like lampposts are stubborn s.o.b.s that absolutely refuse to get out of the way even when they’re clearly in the wrong. And so, I sit - or rather, I sat.
Having acquainted my butt cheeks with just about every flat surface in my apartment and Manhattan at large I decided that I needed an activity that at its very core involved minimal sitting. Skeet shooting, shot... see more