A. Paperboy, caddy, factory worker, dish washer, musician, Santa, Real Estate Exec
A. Byram Hills High School, Ithaca, Marist, NYU
A. Zeppelin, Paisley, Bernstein, Holst, Williams
A. Raiders of the Lost Ark
A. Nova, X-Files, Entourage, Frasier, That 70's Show, Lost, Smallville, Fringe
A. A fun filled adventure
A. Nothing is impossible
A. Perfect happiness is contentment in the moment without worry of what the future may hold. To me that perfect moment would have to last for a Perfect day:Write 2,000 wordsWork outSwim a mileSki for two hoursA home cooked dinner (spare ribs, garlic mashed potatoes, corn, chocolate cake and Coke) with my wife and kids filled with stories and laughter.A movie (Braveheart, anything Spielberg, Lucas, Jackson, Ridley Scott etc...)Write a little more And an hour of solitude with my wife.
A. The sufffering of my wife or children
A. In the waters of a tropical island, standing atop a mountain in my skis looking down at eight inches of fresh powder, or in the open door of an airplane with a chute on my back.
A. Benjamin Franklin
A. Face your fears, nothing is impossible, awesome,
A. Nothing. We need to fail, make mistakes, and have regrets in order to succeed in life.
A. Reality: To fly fighter jets Fantasy: Super powers (Superman's would be nice)
A. My children
A. Perfectionism, sometimes you just have to learn to let it go.
A. My imagination
A. An eagle
A. My optimism
A. Atticus Finch, Merlin, Gandalf, Scrooge, and Indiana Jones. Too hard to pick just one.
A. The Joker - the dark twisted one ala Heath Ledger or Alan Moore's The Killing Joke
A. Laziness and people who look to blame others for their life's troubles.
A. Honesty, humor, intelligence
A. Peanut Butter and bacon on white toast with a cold Coke
A. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting (Elton John), Hots on for Nowhere, The Rain Song (Zeppelin), Layla (Clapton), Second Wind (The Swag Hooks)
A. Steve Berry, Clive Cussler, Mary Shelley, Alexander Dumas, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Ian Fleming, Dr Seuss, Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jules Verne, HG Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alistair Maclean, Michael Crichton, William Goldman, Stephen King, Arthur C. Clark, Ray Bradbury
A. A Christmas Carol, The List of Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fox in Socks, The Guns of Navarone
A. A Christmas Carol
A. Every one knows moments of agony and ecstasy, triumph and loss, pain and suffering, if you tap into those memories you would be surprised what you can come up with.
A. I loved the characters as much as the thrill ride
A. I sat down on June 30th 2008 and wanted to see if I could write a book in 30 days. In order to do that I knew I would have to pick a story from a file I keep of one page outlines (as a story teller, I write an outline every day to hone my craft). It would have to be a story that required little to no research so the facts and fun information I include in my books would already have to be in my head. The location would also need to be one I was familiar with as there would be no time to study maps for accuracy. Most importantly it would have to be original and fun, a story that would compel me to write at least 3,000 words a day; a story that would excite me and flow naturally from my thoughts, experiences, and imagination. And so I chose the idea I came up with on April 26th 2008. The simple outline of a story told in reverse, a time travel tale of a man racing against time to save the woman he loved.