Author Revealed

About David Woods

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 8/14

Q. Previous occupations

A. Journalist.

Q. Favorite job

A. Reporting about the Olympics and track and field.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Urbana (Ill.) High School, University of Illinois.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Beach Boys.

Q. Favorite movie

A. Lawrence of Arabia.

Q. Favorite television show

A. Modern Family.

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Christian, son, husband, father, journalist, tracknut, ex-athlete.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. To inspire and educate through storytelling.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. To be aligned with God's purpose for your life.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I love Eugene, Oregon, but I belong in Indianapolis right now.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Edward R. Murrow.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Jim Ryun.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Sins.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Covering six Olympics and writing "Underdawgs."

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Pride.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Enthusiasm and energy.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Olympic gold medalist in track and field.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Enthusiasm and energy.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Chip Hilton.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. None.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jesus Christ. I would ask how the Lord can be so patient with people.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Injustice.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reporting on track and field.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Track and field coach.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Courage, integrity, empathy,

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Salmon.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. What Is Love, Santa Maria (Duel Buen Ayre), Pirates of the Caribbean theme, Flashdance (What a Feeling), California Girls

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. John Grisham, Kenny Moore, Marc Bloom, David Wallechinsky, David McCullough, Stephen Ambrose, Rick Atkinson, Adrian Wojnarowski.

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Adventure in Africa: The Story of Don McClure. Bowerman and the Men of Oregon. The Murrow Boys. The Long Gray Line. Ghost Soldiers.

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. No.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Write about what you know, and keep at it.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Thanks for coverage of Butler basketball.

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