Author Revealed

Revealing Questions

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

A. Poignant thinking out of the box, on rye.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try to see things differently -- It's the only way to get a clearer perspective on the world and on your life.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being with my kids, while eating sushi, on a cruise, having just reached my "goal weight," after e-mailing a final draft of my best book yet, on New Years Eve.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. A fear of the universe being indifferent to our existence. And spiders.

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

A. Definitely Venice, Italy. Unless it's flooding again.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. William Shakespeare's lesser-known brother, Kyle..

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Barack Obama, Steven Spielberg, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, and my girlfriend Christine, who's the coolest person I know.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. They wouldn't be overused if I knew what they were.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. If I told you, I'd have to kill you.

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

A. Shape-shifting. Yeah.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Being the father of four fantastic kids.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. A serious issue with organization and laundry.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. An ability to see things from all sides, empathy, and an ability to make the world's best guacamole.

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

A. A newborn baby in a loving family -- because I'd have my whole life ahead of me, with endless possibilities.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My smoldering eyes, and impish grin, so I've been told.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Talon, in Downsiders.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Cassandra, in Full Tilt

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

A. Mozart. I'd tell him that he rocks.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who don't use their turn signal.

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

A. I love writing music, but it seems I'm always writing words, so I don't get much time to do it.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Film Director

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

A. Honesty, compassion, intelligence.

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

A. General Tso's chicken.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Be My Hero" by October Project, "In Your Eyes," by Peter Gabriel, "Amnesia" by Chumbawamba, "Synchronicity 2" by the Police, and anything by Genesis.