Twenty questions for authors, none about writing. Some questions are not in the form of a question.
We begin with ROSECRANS BALDWIN, author of Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down and You Lost Me There. (See below for purchase links.)
RB: Bart Savagewood.
2. Satan hoofs up and says two words to you. What are they?
RB: Sit. Stay.
3. Give us an A+ summer song.
RB: “Why Did You Do It,” by Stretch. [Youtube]
4. What is the worst injury you’ve ever sustained?
RB: Fractured ankle.
5. Form a supergroup using any four musicians, living or dead, that would be thoroughly awesome to experience, for better or worse.
RB: James Brown + Destiny’s Child.
6. What was your best Halloween costume?
RB: Sherlock Holmes. (This was also pretty much my only Halloween costume.)
7. Tell us something you built.
RB: Recently? A monster desk constructed from IKEA desk parts.
8. If you could safely have one non-domesticated animal as a lifelong companion, what would it be? (Fantasy creatures are allowed.)
9. What do you like to grow?
10. Name a thing you love that nobody else you personally know also loves.
RB: Richard Hawley.
11. How would you like those eggs?
RB: In a taco.
12. What’s the worst thing about your favorite holiday?
RB: Nothing. I really like Thanksgiving.
13. You’ve just been turned into a lousy superhero. Who are you, and who is your nemesis?
RB: Drywall / The Tack.
14. Name a thought that has profoundly scared you in the night.
15. You’re stinking rich. What’s the first thing you add to your home?
16. What are you up to this weekend?
RB: Having dinner with friends.
17. Which color makes you feel the most comfortable? The most anxious?
RB: All / none.
18. What is the strangest job you ever had?
RB: Ambulance driver as a 16-year-old.
19. I mean honestly: aren’t you better off living without ___?
RB: Fish oil capsules?
20. James Cameron discovers something new at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. What do you hope it is?
RB: My next novel.
Rosecrans Baldwin is the author most recently of Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down. His debut novel, You Lost Me There, was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2010 and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.
Buy his books:
Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down
You Lost Me There