Author Revealed

About Paul Ruditis

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 11/13

Q. Previous occupations

A. I worked a lot of retail, as a waiter/busboy, as a tour guide, and an editor.

Q. Favorite job

A. Tour guide at a motion picture and TV studio.

Q. High school and/or college

A. I went to Northeast High School in Philadelphia and West Chester University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. I don't really have any favorites

Q. Favorite movie

A. Star Wars

Q. Favorite television show

A. Current: Gossip Girl / Of All Time: The West Wing

Revealing Questions

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

A. Boring. Interesting. Weird. All depends on the day.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Anything is possible.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I'll let you know when I experience it.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Failure

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

A. Seattle

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Probably anyone in the peasantry

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My friends

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. If I tell you, you'll start looking for them when you read my books

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That last piece of pizza

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

A. The ability to act. Well.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Getting through the day

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Noticing every one of my flaws

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. You'd have to ask someone who knows me

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

A. The person reading this right now

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. People always talk about my smile

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Harry Potter

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Darth Vader

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

A. Shakespeare. I'd ask if he really wrote all those plays.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who ask me personal questions

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

A. Sleeping. If only I could get someone to pay me for it

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Unicorn wrangler

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

A. Loyalty, Honesty, Humor

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

A. Burger King Hershey's Sundae Pie

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. They change on a daily basis

On Books and Writing

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Any of the Harry Potter books

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

A. Keep writing.

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

A. Apparently, some people think that I am funny.

Q. How did you come to write The Four Dorothys?

A. I went to a middle school production of THE WIZARD OF OZ where five girls had to share the role of Dorothy in one performance. This naturally set my mind to wonder how far they would go if one of them really, really wanted to be the solo star.

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