About Robert Dugoni
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Gas attendant, hospital janitor, journalist, lawyer
Q. Favorite job
A. Writing books
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Elvis Presley
Q. Favorite movie
A. Roman Holiday
Q. Favorite television show
A. Cheers, Everybody Loves Raymond
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Hard work trumps talent.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. As an author it is those rare days when the words flow from your brain to your fingertips seemingly without effort. They are rare and you learn to cherish them.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. I'm a thriller writer who writes conspiracies. I have many.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I'm a big Elvis Presley fan, but I probably identify more with all those writers who worked to perfect their craft.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My mother.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I hate the word, "proactive." Personally I probably use "considered" too much.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I have no regrets. I'm happy to be alive and doing what I love to do.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. I'll know it when it happens.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I'm obsessive compulsive.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I'm sincere about what I'm passionate about.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My hair.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Sergeant Earl Swagger in Stephen Hunter novels.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. The Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Jesus Christ. I'd say thank you.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who don't play by the rules of society that the rest of us must follow.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I love to act. I love theater.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. To have all of Jimmy Stewart or Gregory Peck's movie roles.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, reliability and compassion.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Salami sandwiches. I'm Italian.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Anything by Springstien or U-2
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Steven King, Stephen Hunter, Phil Margollin, John Lescroart, J.K. Rowling.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry The Green Mile by Steven King Hot Springs by Steven Hunter The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien The Count of Montecristo
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. The Green Mile
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Never, ever stop writing.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. I love your characters.