Author Revealed

About Julian Hector

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 6/26

Q. Previous occupations

A. Writing and Illustrating books are all I've ever known.

Q. Favorite job

A. writing/illustrating

Q. High school and/or college

A. Jack C. Hays High School near Austin, Texas; Parsons the New School for Design, in New York City

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Tchaikovsky

Revealing Questions

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

A. A dream come true!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Having the satisfaction of both friends and isolation, while never feeling the constraints of time.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. spiders, stepmothers, heights, and the Trader Joes on 14th Street.

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

A. The Texas hill country

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Tchaikovsky

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Shigeru Miyamoto

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "how's it going" "take care"

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Everything! I would love to go back and redo it all.

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

A. I wish that I had a talent for composing music. I would happily trade my drawing and writing ability for this.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. living out my dream without compromise.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Not diversifying enough, focusing on only one or two things.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Not diversifying enough, focusing on only one or two things.

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

A. I would love to be a falcon for a short while.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I have no sense of time.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Storm

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Severus Snape, even though he was redeemed in the end.

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

A. I would love to tell Leonardo da Vinci about the modern world.  I think that he would enjoy hearing about every detail.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. when silence isn't appreciated.

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

A. drawing/painting

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. film composer

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

A. passion, intelligence, humor

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

A. I would love to eat expensive paintings.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Mykonos, Fleet Foxes; Acte Un: Garde-toi Bien! , Massenet; Shelia, Atlas Sound; California Dreamer, Wolf Parade; Symphony No. 4, Tchaikovsky

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Susanna Clarke, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edward Gorey

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

A. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, The Arrival, all seven Harry Potters, Olivia, Make Way for Ducklings, D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, Trouble For Trumpets, The Butterfly Ball, Where the Wild Things Are.

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

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

A. Never stop writing!

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