Author Revealed

About Karsten Knight

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 4/13

Q. Previous occupations

A. Admissions Counselor, Proofreader, Bookseller, Writing Tutor

Q. Favorite job

A. This one.

Q. High school and/or college

A. B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.F.A., Simmons College

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Ingrid Michaelson

Q. Favorite movie

A. Training Day, Batman Begins, Love Actually

Q. Favorite television show

A. Veronica Mars

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Happiness is a seat at an open-air restaurant on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami. And a large mojito.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Grocery shopping. IT'S THE WORST.

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

A. South Beach, Miami. Or in Hawaii, learning (of failing to learn) how to surf

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Gaston from Beauty & the Beast. Wait, he wasn't real?

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My grandparents. They've all lived incredible lives.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Manage." "Flames." "The."

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I gave up my promising career as a professional hacky sack player to pursue higher education.

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

A. Surfing, brah.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I shot a -10 playing Wii Golf last week. Also, publishing a novel.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I don't take questionnaires seriously enough.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Everything, but especially my sense of modesty.

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

A. Probably a penguin. For the hilarity. And I'd save a fortune on tux rentals during wedding season.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My long arms. I have the wingspan of a small pterodactyl.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. The T-Rex from Jurassic Park (I promise this is my last dinosaur reference).

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The T-Rex from The Land Before Time (I lied)

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

A. Christopher Columbus: "The good news? You're going to have a holiday named after you! The bad news? People will only care because it means they get a three-day weekend." Abraham Lincoln. "You might want to catch the matinee instead."

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. That ABC hasn't cast me as the next Bachelor yet.

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

A. I play a lot of Wii Golf. Does that count?

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Author. But if I can't choose my actual profession, I'd go with pumpkin farmer or traveling "food journalist" for the Travel Channel or Food Network.

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

A. Loyalty, a sense of humor, and the ability to teleport.

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

A. Sushi, specifically any form of spicy maki--spicy tuna, yellowtail jalapeno, shrimp tempura...

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Soldier" by Ingrid Michaelson. "Time Won't Let Me Go" by the Bravery. "Wait it Out" by Imogen Heap. "Morningside" by Sara Bareilles. "Arise" by E.S. Posthumus

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