Author Revealed

About David Mack

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 5/12

Q. Previous occupations

A. Dishwasher, line cook, assistant chef, bartender, liquor deliverman, mail sorter, reporter, magazine editor, web site editor, CD ROM researcher

Q. Favorite job

A. Novelist

Q. High school and/or college

A. NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Institute of Film and Television

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Rush

Q. Favorite movie

A. Too many to list; I own hundreds of DVDs.

Q. Favorite television show

A. <i>Battlestar Galactica</i>

Revealing Questions

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

A. A series of improbable coincidences

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It can always be worse.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I don't believe any such thing exists.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Oblivion

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

A. Cancun

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The oppressed masses

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My father

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Stygian, smirk, susurrus

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Hurts that I have caused but for which I can't make amends

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

A. Playing the piano

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. So far? The Star Trek Destiny trilogy.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My temper

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Dependability

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Myself, but perfected

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Intensity

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Danny Ocean (the George Clooney incarnation)

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Roy Batty (Blade Runner)

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

A. "President Kennedy! It's an honor, sir. By the way, please put on this helmet. And duck."

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who choose superstition over reason

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

A. Sleeping

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'm doing it.

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

A. Loyalty, humor, patience

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

A. My wife's blueberry cobbler

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I can't narrow it to five; I love music too much.

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Richard Brautigan, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, Kurt Busiek, Audrey Niffenegger, William Shakespeare, Frank Miller, Ray Bradbury

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

A. The Time Traveler's Wife In Watermelon Sugar The Tarnished Angel The Dark Knight Returns Watchmen

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Watchmen

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

A. Don't talk about writing; just write.

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

A. "Are you the David Mack who writes Kabuki?" (No, I'm not.)