A. Check your sources and give 'em hell.
A. Hmm....perhaps I'd go to Christopher Marlowe and say "Stay out of Deptford in 1593 or you're gonna stab yourself in the eye under suspicious circumstances !" He'd probably laugh at me, though, and wonder where I got such a strange accent. Also, there's a LOT I'd like Shakespeare to clear up. How often DID he go back to Stratford? Did he really write Love's Labour Won, or is that just an alternate title of a surviving play? How about the rest of the apocrypha? The amount we could learn and analyze if we had a two minute interview with him could keep a world of scholars off the streets for years.
A. Spider-Man. He gets his butt kicked half the time, but keeps making wisecracks the whole time.
A. As a historian this one is tricky, because it's so tough to get into historical people's heads enough to really identify with them, so I'll pick my great great grandpa. He was the first guy in Iowa to sell ice cream cones, and worked as a carny, moving picture theatre owner, soda fountain owner, and gangbuster. I think that's all very neat.
A. Probably winning a stonewall honor for SPARKS, a book I did under the name SJ Adams