(Wacky Interview Series)
In case you missed the first interviews in this series, here is the deal...I read alot of author interviews and they are good, informative, and interesting but rarely tell me all that much about an author's personality. I often find myself thinking, "Well that's all good and everything but I want to know more about the real live person behind the book!"
So, I decided to conduct a "fun" interview; something that will give my readers a good laugh and be fun for the authors. You will not find serious questions covering books, publishing, writing or future plans. Instead you will get a chance to see how they react to a bunch of crazy questions and scenarios.
This time around I asked Alex George, author of Under The Dragon's Claw (which I spotlighted here) if he would consider doing one of these. He said it sounded like fun! So, I sent him the 10 wacky questions, plus the 2 bonus substitutes and like those before him, he answered all 12! So here for your reading pleasure is a look inside of the mind of Alex George...
1) Which magical power would you like to have and why?
I think there’s a whole bunch of things I would like to be able to do magically, but my personal favourite would have to be to freeze time. That way I could do all the things I want to do, like write, write, write, and read, read, read, and also find time for my family, which I love dearly, and some sports activities, which I often don’t have time for, to the detriment of my health: going to bed, I have to tuck in my little monster that lies between my wife and I: it’s called a tummy, and it has only recently become a feature on my body. Aaaah, the glory of youth and a quick metabolism...
2) What would you do if you had a time machine?
I’d go back and kiss that girl I let get away. I love my wife and wouldn’t change a thing, but that girl deserved at least a kiss, ha-ha.
3) What was your funniest/most interesting encounter with a fan?
“Please, please sign your book for me.” Of course I’d love to, I always think to myself. Cracks me up every time.
4) If you had a chance to spend some time with one mythical being, what would it be and why?
I think the answer to that one would have to be God, or Zeus. And I would have a tet-a-tet about a great many things that trouble me about our existence. But I would also have some joyful things to talk with Him about as well. What things? I hear you ask. That’s personal.
5) If aliens landed in your backyard, what is the first thing you would ask them?
I’d tell them not to worry, and that it happens to the best of us, and point them to another planet, blowing my breath out with relief as they enter their flying saucer and leave.
6) What quirky habit do you have that often gets you teased by your peers or family?
There’s no doubt about the answer to this one: my eating habits. I love most foods, and I also am partial to chocolates, crisps, sweeties, cakes, and the list goes on and on....
7) What did you want to be when you grew up?
There’s no single answer to this one. I went through different phases whilst growing up. When I was about 5, I wanted to be a shepherd, because gramps had sheep and I loved to visit the farm. Then, at 10, I wanted to write stories, great big ones with battles and soldiers, and lots of action, all based on historical greats like Alexander the Great, Hercules, Achilles and Hector, Odysseus, Jason and the golden fleece etc. At 12, I wanted to be a vet, since I enjoyed watching wildlife shows, especially the David Attenborough ones. Later, I considered becoming an Architect because I can draw, to some extent.
8) If you could be reincarnated as an animal, what would you be and why?
I think I would enjoy being an eagle or a hawk, as they are Lords of the Skies, top of their food chain, so can enjoy the skies without fear of being gobbled up. I envy birds their ability to launch themselves in the air: it’s my next favourite thing after swimming. Also, there’s another reason I would choose to be a bird: so nobody can crap on me!
9.) My readers want to know what you had for breakfast. Not sure why exactly...
Coffee and biscuits. But, when on holiday, I go for the full English breakfast. Love eggs on toast with sizzling bacon, sausage and baked beans! Oh, and a cuppa of English PG Tips or Earl Grey Tea, if-you-please, Sir!
10) Why in the world did you consent to doing this wacky interview? I mean there is not one question here about your books, your writing or your future plans!
I think it’s fun to learn about what drives people. I’ve been given the opportunity to let my readers know a bit more about me and what drives me. I’m hoping they’ll have fun reading through these. I know I have. Jolly good, what—there, a bit of Carry On humour there for those who are old enough to remember...nostalgia.
♦ We Now Interrupt This Interview For An Important Announcement! ♦
Alex George is currently seeking reviewers for his book. If you are interested please contact him on his website or at any of the social networks listed below. Thanks!
11) Who is your favorite comedian or cartoon character and why?
My favourite cartoon character is Jerry Mouse, because he deals with obstacles in a quirky manner, he makes me laugh with his antics, and his facial expressions are priceless. And also, my son loves him.
12) How would you describe your sense of humor?
Weird, and a cross between English, South African, and something totally, totally strange.
Thanks Alex for consenting to do this interview!
|♥ Under the Dragon's Claw is available at these fine retailers: Amazon UK ~ Kindle ~ Book Depository ~ AbeBooks ~ Books-A-Million|
♥ You can connect with Alex George on Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Tumblr ~ Goodreads
♥ For more info on the author and his books please check out: Alex's website
♥ Or see my spotlight of Under A Dragon's Claw which includes an excerpt!