Author Revealed

About Mike Dooley

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 2/7

Q. Previous occupations

A. Landscaping and mowing as a kid. Tax consultant. T-shirt and gift company president.

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing and speaking - what I do now.

Q. High school and/or college

A. St. Petersburg and Gainesville, Florida, respectively.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Presently it is Kanye West!

Q. Favorite movie

A. Casablanca

Q. Favorite television show

A. Very rarely watch TV, but when I do it is the news or a documentary

Revealing Questions

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

A. An adventure into creativity and fun.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Thoughts Become Things... Choose The Good Ones!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. The feeling I have after having spoken to an appreciative audience.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Not being prepared.

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

A. Here, but you expected me to say that. Second fav place might be London.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Those with high ideals.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Richard Branson.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Ummmm..." and "Ahhhh......"

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Those times when I didn't speak my mind or take the initiative, because of self-doubt.

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

A. To speak other languages, but I'm working on them!

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Turning away from the corporate world and a large salary, and starting back at zero.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Self doubt.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Courage to dream big and take action in spite of self doubt.

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

A. I'm being him now.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Aroma of CAO cigars.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Tarzan.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Jaws.

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

A. Jesus. "Too bad about them making a religion around your teachings, huh?"

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who drive in the passing lane. No, it is not the left lane or the fast lane, it is the passing lane. Beep, beep!

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

A. Travel.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. President of the US

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

A. Integrity, honesty, and the ability to dream of what has not yet been.

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

A. Hummus.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Cannon, Born to Run, American Pie, Swan Lake: Swans Return, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Ayn Rand, Jane Roberts (The "Seth" Books), Richard Bach.

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

A. Atlas Shrugged, Illusions, The Prophet, Siddhartha, The Nature of Personal Reality

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

A. Only write if you have something you really want to say.

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

A. That they can relate to exactly what I'm sharing.