About David E. Hilton
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Chili's waiter, flower deliveryman, history & geography teacher, computer & network techie
Q. Favorite job
A. Probably the flower courier - everyone was ALWAYS happy to see me! The tech job has also been a very good one indeed.
Q. High school and/or college
A. Pecos High School ('93) and Howard Payne University ('98)
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Photo-finish between Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, & Johnny Cash.
Q. Favorite movie
A. Back to the Future - I can quote every line in the film much to the displeasure of anyone who has the misfortune of watching it with me.
Q. Favorite television show
A. Seinfeld, still...
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. ...chaos....love.....chaos....love.....chaos....coffee.....writing......chaos. (Did I mention I'm a single dad to two young boys?)
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Sometimes life's more about the letting go than it is the holding on.
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (I love the Pendergast novels) Stephen King John Irving Dennis Lehane Tess Gerritsen Lee Child Jack London
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. "A Prayer For Owen Meany" by Irving "The Stand" by King "Of Mice and Men" by Steinbeck "Harry Potter...." by Rowling (go on, pick one, I dare you!) "Bunnicula" by James Howe (still read this to my kids!)
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. "On Writing" by Stephen King, and "A Prayer For Owen Meany" by John Irving
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Never give up. And READ for crying out loud!
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. "I've been planning to write a novel, too."