Monday 6 August 2012

Author Interview - William F. Houle & J.E. Taylor

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
JET: Into the future, because I’d like to see what new and exciting things technology will bring us.
William: Into the future, because if something bad happens in the future, I can change it.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
JET: Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Thomas Harris and George Carlin (I know George is dead – but in the scheme of things I think he’d be the one that would make this dinner memorable.)
William: My best friend, my dad, my mom, George Washington and Mike Hameron.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
JET:  Besides my husband…My kindle with a power source, a fishing pole and a fry pan.
William: An outlet, my PSP and my PSP charger.

What is one book everyone should read?
JET: The Stand
William: Don’t Fear the Reaper.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
JET:  TazerGirl because I have such an electrified personality.
William: Billster 3000

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
JET:  Mint Chocolate Chip
William: Chocolate

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
JET: The same dead person I have above in the dinner invite.
William: Abraham Lincoln so I could borrow his hat.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
JET: Fresh fruit.
William: Pancakes and bacon.

Night owl, or early bird?
JET: Oddly – both.
William: Night owl.

One food you would never eat?
JET: escargot – snails – yuck.
William: Sausage

Skittles or M&Ms?
William: Both.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
JET: Because my son came up with a brilliant idea that is creative and imaginative and entertaining.
William: Because it will take you on an unbelievable adventure.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
JET: I’ve got two projects in the works. The sixth book in my Steve Williams series – Saving Face – which is scheduled for release this Fall. I am also working with Billy on the next book in The Death Chronicles series titled Highway to Hell.
William: Finishing the second and third books in The Death Chronicles series – Highway to Hell and Knocking on Heaven’s Door.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
JET: Writing Don’t Fear the Reaper with my son and seeing his face when the first paperback proof arrived at our house.
William: Holding the book in my hand and hearing what my Guitar teacher had to say about the book.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
JET:  Um….Blue Oyster Cult’s Don’t Fear the Reaper…
William: What my mom said…

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?
JET:  Zeus – because he controls the lightning and I love thunderstorms and he is the ruler of the Gods, so that feeds my control fetish.
William: Poseidon so I could control the water.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?
JET:  When I was really little (3 years old) I wanted to be Underdog. So much so that my parents let me go into a phone booth where I spread my arms out and yelled Underdog!  Needless to say, I was very disappointed when nothing happened.
William: A baseball or basketball player.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
JET:  Stephen King
William: Rick Riordon and J.K. Rowling

What's the best advice anyone has ever given you?
JET: Be true to yourself and before you choose to do something, ask yourself if you will still be able to look yourself in the eye in the morning.  If not, don’t do it.
William: Learn from your mistakes.

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
JET:  The next Batman movie
William: The Amazing Spiderman

William: Billy

How do you react to a bad review?
JET: Bad reviews used to hit me like a sucker punch to the gut, but now I’m a little more seasoned and if I read the review, I always take it for what it is, a reader’s opinion. And as much as I may or may not agree with what they have written, they have the right to their opinion.  I have adjusted things in the past based on negative feedback, but nowadays, I ignore reviews altogether.  
William: Either ignore it or learn from it – but I haven’t gotten one yet, so this is all just what I think right now.

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
JET:  A Hawk because I have a thing against birds ever since they nested on our air conditioner and woke us at ungodly hours and hawks are predatory birds.
William: Blue Jay because it’s blue.

If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
JET:  The Stand because it is my absolute favorite novel of all time.
William: The Last Olympian because it’s my favorite book.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
JET:  My answer will be worlds apart from my son – but here goes - after taxes, we’re talking between 500 and 600 thousand. With that, we’d pay off our mortgage, pay for both kids college education, and put a down payment on beachfront property.
William: A truck and a boat.

What do you do in your free time? 
JET:  Free time? What’s that?
William: Swim, body surf at our place in Maine.

What's your favorite season/weather?
JET:  Spring and Summer.  Warm beach weather.
William: Summer because there’s no school

Favorite music?
JET:  Rock-n-roll!  
William: Same as my mom - rock.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
JET:  My wildest dream has already come to fruition.  I co-wrote a book with my son and I honestly can’t think of anything cooler than that.
William: Rick Riordon. 


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Genre - Middle Grade Fantasy
Rating - PG
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