About Joshua Graham
Q. Previous occupations
A. College Professor, Concert Cellist, IT Director, Computer Business Owner
Q. Favorite job
A. Being a husband/father
Q. High school and/or college
A. Stuyvestant High School, Masters Degree:Juilliard , Doctorate: Johns Hopkins University
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Brahms, Beethoven, Bach, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak
Q. Favorite movie
A. Bicentennial Man (Robin Williams) based on the Asimov novel.
Q. Favorite television show
A. The Practice
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. A relentless pursuit to fulfill my life's calling.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "He declares the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done..."
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Doing what I was made to do--writing, caring for my family and friends, teaching, encouraging--and having more than enough to do all that and give generously to those in need.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Not being there for my loved ones. Failing to fulfill all I was meant to be and do.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In the presence of my loved ones (anywhere) and God.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. King David
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My father.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. No specifc words or phrases--because I don't really repeat things in that way--but the use of paranthetical thoughts, for better or worse, when I speak.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not having started in writing earlier in life.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Training up my children in the way they should go, and providing for my family.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Caring too much about what others think and feel.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Humility (ironically.)
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Not sure what role that would be, but I would like to be a person who could influence the world for good.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I'm told that I'm patient. (Whoever said that hasn't been in my car during rush hour, though.)
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Indiana Jones
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Wow, never thought of that before....Mr. Staypuft?
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Johann Sebastian Bach. I'd ask him everything about music, art, literature, his faith, etc.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Arrogant and rude people who can only feel good about themselves by pushing others around.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Concert cellist,like Mstislav Rostropovich.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Humility, Honor, Integrity
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. And all my fans said: SNICKERS!
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Not songs, per se: Brahms German Requiem, Elgar Enigma Variations, Dvorak Symphony #8, Beatles: Paperback Writer, Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. C.S. Lewis, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Grisham, Amy Tan,
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. The Chronicles of Narnia, The Dead Zone, The Joy Luck Club, The Rainmaker, The Bible
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. The Bible (1st and 2nd Samuel)
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. You are in charge of your own career!
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. I blame your book for keeping me up all night.