About Geoffrey Girard
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Paperboy, Advertising & PR, English teacher
Q. Favorite job
A. Gas station attendant (Jersey)
Q. High school and/or college
A. College: Washington College (MD)
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Vivaldi, Roger Waters
Q. Favorite movie
A. Amadeus, Heaven Can Wait
Q. Favorite television show
A. South Park
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Can see every monster as they come in.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Hemingway once wrote, 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part.
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. John Irving, Chuck Palahniuk, Tom Wolfe, Ray Bradbury, David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer, Douglas Clegg, Robert B. Parker, Alexandre Dumas, James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving Shadowland - Peter Straub Dubliners- James Joyce In Cold Blood - Truman Capote The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand 1984 - George Orwell [And 10+ more... like being asked to pick your favorite son]
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. See author list above. I'm ALWAYS rereading at minimum one of them.
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Read more. And, read mostly outside your genre.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Did that really happen? (All too often: Yes)