Author Revealed

About Christian Burch

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 11/3

Q. Previous occupations

A. Gymnastics Teacher, Manny, Art Teacher

Q. Favorite job

A. Teaching and Mannying

Q. High school and/or college

A. Caney Valley High School in Caney, Kansas and Brigham Young University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Elton John

Q. Favorite movie

A. Finding Neverland or The Big Chill

Q. Favorite television show

A. Project Runway

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. There is always time to learn something new.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be Interesting!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness is being with somebody that I really love....doing anything. I can be riding in the car on the way to the dentist, but if it's with somebody that I really love, it's perfect happiness.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. not being able to laugh at myself.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. On the Cascapedia River in Quebec, Canada.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Truman Capote and Papa Smurf.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My parents. They are funny and kind.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. What's happening?

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Waiting so long before I was my true self.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Helping to raise two families.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. over-analyzing.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Humor.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. baldness

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Owen Meany

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Grinch.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would like to meet Truman Capote. I would ask him about his friendship with Harper Lee.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Entitlement.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Being a manny. Duh!

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Architectural and Interior Design

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness. Humor. Honesty.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Sushi

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. You Can't Always Get What You Want- Rolling Stones, Time To Say Goodbye- Andrea Bocelli,Don't Think Twice, It's Alright- Bob Dylan,The Space Between- Dave Matthews Band, Someone Saved My Life Tonight- Elton John

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Truman Capote, Judith Viorst, David James Duncan, Beverly Cleary, Sharon Creech, David Sedaris, Alexandra Fuller

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. A Prayer for Owen Meany- John Irving The Brothers K- David James Duncan The Diving Bell and the Butterfly- Jean Dominique Bauby To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee A Separate Peace- John Knowles

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. To Kill a Mockingbird

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Be sure to make your characters interesting and fun.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. I laughed out loud on the airplane and people stared.