My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. ‘Be Scary’ I borrowed it from filmmaker, Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Spy Kids) and it became Mac Slater’s motto in 'Mac Slater Hunts the Cool', too.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Amber Melody - my beautiful wife and the most creative, juicy and authentic person I know. And Barack Obama, for his open-mindedness and willingness to reach out to people. And Will Ferrell – for Talladega Nights.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Rock on. Giddyup. Nice. Awesies (as in awesome). Repuggies (as in repugnant. Actually I don’t use ‘repuggies’ so much. I just like it. I might start using it more. Nice. I mean giddyup. Nuts.)
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Definitely the living room flaw. It’s got a really nice Persian on it.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Fingernails. No. Take that back. Toenies. Definitely toenies.
April 13, 2011I woke up this morning inside my book.
Let me explain.
I wrote a Middle-Grade book called 'Mac Slater vs. The City' and it's set in New York. It's out this week. I wrote it in a small beach town on the other side of the world. East Coast Australia. An ex-hippy town called Byron Bay.
For research and inspiration I used photos and video and mad jottings from a previous visit to NYC years before. Before I ever knew I'd write a book, let alone one set in New York. I used dozens of books on NY and Google Maps Street View and the Times Square live webcams to make me feel close to the city as I wrote.
And in some wild act of... see more