Today I have Gregory Allen the author of Patch Work Of Me from Orange Berry Book Tours. Here are a few rapid fire questions to him and his honest answers:
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I love time travel books and movies so I would have to go back in time. Check out those periods before technology over took our worlds (he says writing on a computer).
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Potatoes - my favorite food
iPad - with a loaded kindle app
A bar a soap - I like to be clean, what can I say?
What is one book everyone should read?
Such a loaded question because we all have different taste. I love the book Bid Time Return…but most know it as the movie Somewhere in Time
If you were a superhero what would your name be?
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Cereal. And I'm not picky about the kind: just love the stuff!
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
I write about real people, the way they really speak, and allow readers to discover things about themselves in the process.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I have a few other adult novels I'm working on, but also marketing my children's book right now.
What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I first wrote for the stage. But after reading Running With Scissors - I knew I wanted to tackle stories off the stage.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
The fact that readers can reach you directly and let you know how your work made them feel or touched them. Nothing gets better than that.
What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
There are rules…and there are times to bend them. Stay true to who you are.
What is your favorite Quote?
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that counts. It's the life in your years." - Abe Lincoln
I was a story teller as an actor, director, producer, stage writer … I knew I needed to get these stories out of my head and share them.
Who are your favorite authors of all time?
At the risk of offending many female writers that I love - John Irving, Augusten Burroughs, Richard Matheson, Armistead Maupin, Tennessee Williams
Wishing him luck with his book