About J.M. Darhower
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Favorite job
A. Writing, of course. It's my dream job.
Q. Favorite movie
A. The Godfather; Facing Windows; Wizard of Oz; Star Wars
Q. Favorite television show
A. LOST; Supernatural; Sopranos; Merlin
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. organized chaos with no chance of any rest
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. nothing ventured, nothing gained
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I don't believe in 'perfect', but a strong mixed drink and a really great book sounds nice to me!
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. never making a difference
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Hypatia of Alexandria -- an intellectual badass
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. J.K. Rowling
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I'm known for saying some quite naughty words... frequently.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Nothing, really. You live and you learn.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'd like to be able to sing without making ears bleed.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. My wordiness. I'm terrible at being concise. I go on and on and on...
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I've got a big heart. It gets me hurt sometimes, but so worth it.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Diane Lane. She made out with Raoul Bova AND Olivier Martinez on screen. But I kind of like just being me.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. probably my sense of humor
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Anakin Skywalker. Or Thor.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Darth Vader. Or Loki.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. As odd as it may sound, I'd love to meet Al Capone and explore his mind.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. When people say 'literally' and don't mean it literally
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I'm always writing
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Queen (okay, technically a title and not a profession, but who wouldn't want to be royalty?)
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Compassionate, sense of humor, drive to make a difference
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "My Way" Frank Sinatra; "18th Floor Balcony" Blue October; "Closer" Kings of Leon; "I Giorni" Ludovico Einaudi; "Outcry" Dream Theater... or anything by Imagine Dragons
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. J.K. Rowling, John Green, Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer, Tiffany Reisz, L. Frank Baum, Mario Puzo, Larissa Ione, Chuck Palahniuk, Richelle Mead... too many to name, basically.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Godfather by Mario Puzo Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Don't Die, My Love by Lurlene McDaniel. I've read it at least a dozen times.
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Write what you want to write and not what others tell you to write.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. "You better not kill my favorite character."