About Davis Bunn
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Manager for Africa and the Middle East, Swiss pharmaceutical company
Q. Favorite job
A. other than writing, sailing instructor on the NC coast
Q. High school and/or college
A. undergrad in North Carolina, graduate school in London
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Hundreds in competition for the top slot.
Q. Favorite movie
Q. Favorite television show
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. An abundance of challenges.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Esse quam vedere: To be, rather than to seem.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Riding a clear blue pipe in the tropical sun.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Deep water - deep shades below me.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. right here, right now
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Carl Jung
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. David Lynch
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Let's get to it.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Never having travelled Southeast Asia with my wife
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing fusion jazz guitar, aka Jesse Cook
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Remaining a believer, at least through this morning
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Immediate action. I make decisions quickly.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A perfect twenty-foot peak headed straight for Pipeline
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Intensity in silence
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Paris from the Iliad
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. George Freeth. Does he regret introducing surfing to southern California.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Hotel beds. I prefer sleeping on the floor.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Teaching new writers.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Lead guitarist in a hot band.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Charity, constancy, valor.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Sheherazade', the rest change with the tides.
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Too many to count, much less name.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok The Chinese Bandit, Stephen Becker Cannery Row, John Steinbeck Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier The Queen's Gambit, Walter Tevis
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Dozens of them. More.
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. You must master the rules before changing them.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Do another one like the last one!