Author Revealed

About Paul McCusker

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 10/3

Q. Previous occupations

A. Grocery Clerk, Copywriter, Staff Writer

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing such a wide variety of material.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Bowie Sr. High/ Bowie State College

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Ralph Vaughan Williams

Q. Favorite movie

A. It's A Wonderful Life

Q. Favorite television show

A. "Lost" (for now).

Revealing Questions

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

A. Satisfying, enriched and blessed.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Always do your best.

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

A. A church or a pub in a quaint village in England.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Mark Twain, maybe John Henry Newman.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Pope Benedict.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Hang on. Circling the drain.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Unkindnesses to others.

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

A. Play the piano.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Learning to type.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I talk too much.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I talk too much.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Dr. Evil

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

A. William Shakespeare. And I would ask how in the world he did it all.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People think that, just because they have an opinion, they're experts.

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

A. Mixing music.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Making movies.

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

A. Trustworthiness, humility, holiness.

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

A. Eggs.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Fix You" by Coldplay, "Penny Lane" by the Beatles, "Lonesome Day" by Bruce Springsteen, "No One Is To Blame" by Howard Jones, "Glutton of Sympathy" by Jellyfish

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Romano Guardini, CS Lewis, Mark Twain, Raymond Chandler, JRR Tolkien, Ross MacDonald, Henri Nouwen, Frederick Buechner, Adrian Plass, Alan Furst, Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Kate Atkinson, Charles Dickens, Robert Harris, Neil Gaiman, Susan Howatch, Stephen King

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

A. "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, "Father Elijah" by Michael O'Brien, "The Mysterious Stranger" by Mark Twain, "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman, "The Dead Zone" by Stephen King

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. I don't have time to re-read.

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

A. Write, write and keep writing.

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

A. You have no idea...

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