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About Rashad Harrison

Q. High school and/or college

A. Mt.Eden High in Hayward,CA, San Francisco State University and New York University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Four-way tie between Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, John Coltrane, and Christian Scott

Q. Favorite movie

A. In the Heat of the Night

Revealing Questions

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

A. A providential journey of love, faith and imagination.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Discipline before Optimism

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. my wife

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

A. To be polyglottal--I'm talking about at least ten languages.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Easy Rawlins

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Judge from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Writer

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

A. Integrity, intelligence, and sense of humor

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

A. Sushi

On Books and Writing

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

A. Embrace revision and learn from rejection.

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