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Author Revealed

About Kevin J. Anderson

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 3/1

Q. Previous occupations

A. tech writer, lab-rat wrangler, waiter, bartender

Q. Favorite job

A. writing stories--i.e., making up stuff.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Wisconsin

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. RUSH

Q. Favorite movie

A. One only? OK, Star Wars

Q. Favorite television show

A. It's nice to have so many good ones to watch.

Revealing Questions

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

A. Writing, hiking, writing, eating, writing, editing, reading, writing

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being able to hike in the beautiful mountains and write a great story at the same time.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I won't have time to write all the stories inside my head that are clamoring to be told.

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

A. In a cozy cabin up in the Rocky Mountains

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Charles Dickens

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Frank Herbert, Larry McMurtry, Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, Peter F. Hamilton, Jack McDevitt

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

A. DUNE LONESOME DOVE THE STAND GORKY PARK SHOGUN

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Dune

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

A. Be persistent--it's like trying out for the Olympic team.

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

A. Don't you ever sleep?

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