RAQ: 14 Things You Don't Know About Me (but you really should)
Rarely Asked Questions:
Lots of authors have a FAQ on their website, talking about their road to publishing and all that boring stuff that everybody asks (it's not called a "Frequently Asked Questions" for nothing). I figured I'd head off in a different direction instead. A "Rarely Asked Questions," if you will. Or factoids?
Who knows; who cares? So without any more written rambling, here's 14 things you never cared about:
I've been a writer since third grade, when I wrote a complete book of poetry.
I once fell off a mountain 70 miles from civilization. Broke my ankle. Made a crutch out of two sticks, bubble wrap, and duct tape (no joke).
I learned to read at three so I could read the TV Guide and find my favorite shows.
When I was in middle school, I refused to use my locker and opted instead to carry EVERY SINGLE ONE of my school books around in a big duffel.
I almost fell out of a county fair ride when I was in high school. It's a scary story, you should ask me about it sometime. And be very careful with county fairs.
I don't have a favorite book, just a favorite book right now.
I LOVE shows with long, drawn-out, complicated plots.
My favorite book series growing up was The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper.
I played guitar in multiple bands for a long time. I also sing. In fact, I sang I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz as my wife walked down the aisle at our wedding. It was emotional. People ugly cried.
I knew my wife nearly eight years before we got married. She was, and is, my best friend in the world. Best friends make for the best spouses.
I journal constantly. Sometimes multiple times a day. It's one of the most important things I do.
I like to write without a computer screen. Sometimes I connect my phone to a bluetooth keyboard and just stare into space while I write. It can be pretty off-putting in public.
I don't have a sweet-tooth... I have a salty-tooth. My wife thinks I'm crazy.
If you want to get on my good side, give me a Sonic corn-dog.
So there you go. Your life is better for knowing all that randomness, right? Right?