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About Jeffry D. Wert

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 5/8

Q. Previous occupations

A. High School History Teacher

Q. Favorite job

A. Teaching

Q. High school and/or college

A. Lock Haven University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Billy Joel

Q. Favorite movie

A. The Searchers

Q. Favorite television show

A. NCIS

Revealing Questions

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

A. Centered around family

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind and honest

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

A. Augusta GA

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Abraham Lincoln

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife, Gloria Wert

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. And so forth

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

A. Hitting a golf ball better

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Father and husband

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Nathaniel Bumppo

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Magua

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

A. George A. Custer I would ask him "Why did you divide your command at Little Big Horn?"

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

A. Teaching

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Major League Baseball Player

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

A. sense of humor, kindness & trust

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

A. pasta

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Hey Jude/It's a Wonderful World/New York, New York/We Didn't Start the Fire/Crazy

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Bruce Catton Douglas S. Freeman Shelby Foote

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

A. Lee's Lieutenants Glory Road A Killer Angels The Last of the Mohicans Northwest Passage

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Shelby Foote's triology

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

A. The secret of writing is self-discipline.

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

A. My books are readable.

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