John Corey Whaley
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Good writing is never forced.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. I'd like to be walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. The Misfit from Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find".
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I would really like to play the mandolin or the violin. I'd also like to be a good singer.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. The use of double negatives or the misuse of the words "lay" and lie".