'Pacific Burn' by Barry Lancet
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. A paraphrase of something I once heard: As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Writing better and faster.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Traveling, whether for a day or a week.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. So many, but sticking with 5 (in no particular order), Van Morrison's "Listen to the Lion," Springsteen's "Something in the Night," Ray Davis's "Waterloo Sunset," and every new gem of a rock or pop song that comes along and captures one thing well, like Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" or Colbie Caillat's "Brighter than the Sun"
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. So many choices but I'd start with Dostoyesvsky, and I'd ask, first, "How did you do that? and second, "Could you teach me?"