About Dan Elconin
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Favorite job
A. Probably this one.
Q. High school and/or college
A. Steele Canyon High School and UCLA.
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Changes frequently. Currently: Afroman.
Q. Favorite movie
A. Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Q. Favorite television show
A. Family Guy.
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Words are my life. So word limits suck.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I’d be perfectly happy if everyone in the world was perfectly happy.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. My friends and family dying.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. On a curvy road in a brand-new Corvette Z06 or BMW M3.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Mark Twain, who said, among many other things I agree with, “A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.”
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Anyone who has suffered too much in their life and is still smiling. And Chuck Norris.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. “Suck it, Trebek!”
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Being too harsh with my sister sometimes.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. My nose is kinda big.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. My sense of humor.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My humility. And my love of sarcasm.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Commodus in Gladiator. Followed closely by Stewie Griffin.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Censorship. Annoys the %?#& outta me.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Playing sports, especially soccer.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Either a professional soccer player, a writer/driver for Car and Driver, or a ninja.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. A bullet. I love food too much.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Changes frequently. Currently: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by The Temptations, "I Want You Back" by Michael Jackson, "Inside Peanut Butter, Outside Jelly" by Cadillac Don, "Changes" by Tupac, and "I'm On A Boat" by The Lonely Island.
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. JK Rowling, Orson Scott Card, Harlan Coben, Stephen King.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow, the Harry Potter series, The Shining, and Jurassic Park.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Hard to say. My parents talk to me a lot.