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Author Revealed

About Marcus J. Guillory

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 10/29

Q. Previous occupations

A. lawyer, screenwriter, DJ, music producer, documentarian, sales rep at TJ Maxx

Q. High school and/or college

A. Jesse H. Jones High School (Houston, TX), University of Pennsylvania, Tulane Law School

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Miles Davis

Q. Favorite movie

A. Sweet Sweetback's Badassss Song

Revealing Questions

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

A. One long adventure.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep it interesting.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I'll never tell.

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

A. New Orleans

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

A. producing music

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Jean Toomer, Stendhal, Ishmael Reed, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Babel, Kerouac, Percival Everett, John A. Williams, Jorge Amado, Gabrielle Marquez, Machado de Assis, Nelson Algren, Thomas Pynchon, Chuck Palahniuk, Stephen King, Capote, Daniel Wallace and others...

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

A. Cane by Jean Toomer, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado, Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed, Confederacy of Dunces by Toole,

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Cane by Jean Toomer

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

A. Write everyday.

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

A. The writing is very visual.

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