About Alan Finn
Q. Previous occupations
A. Copy editor, journalist, shoe salesman, movie theater usher, grocery store cashier
Q. Favorite movie
A. "Jaws" or "Rear Window" or "Mary Poppins," depending on my mood.
Q. Favorite television show
A. "Twin Peaks" or "Veronica Mars" or "The Wonderful World of Disney," also depending on my mood.
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Writer. Reader. Movie lover. Hippo fan.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Only connect.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Spiders. Drowning. Drowning in spiders.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing the piano.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Charlie Bucket from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Abraham Lincoln. The only thing appropriate to say would be, "Thank you."
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
On Books and Writing
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee"The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald"The Secret History" by Donna Tartt"The Green Mile" by Stephen King
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Never, ever give up.