Friday, July 22, 2011

Follow Friday!


Another Follow Friday! At too early an hour! I'm up at 6:31 AM, because I plan on going with one of my girls to babysit. Gross, babies. Gross, sitting on them. Why would I do such a thing? Because Baby's house is air conditioned and it's close to one hundred degress Fahrenheit here! I don't know what that is in not American, but everything is sticky, sweaty, and salty. I need a break.

Q. Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

I would never eat with any authors, because I don't eat in general. Just kidding. Little dietary humor. Not funny? Sorry, early. 

I would love to sit down with anybody that would be interested in introducing me to their agent and/or giving my book a blurb.

For realz, probably Truman Capote, Cormac McCarthy, and Joyce Carol Oates. I'd as Capote about the glamour of being an author, McCarthy on isolation, and Oates on proliferation. I'd also love to chat with Chuck Palahniuk, Flannery O'Connor, Scott Heim, William Faulkner (you just call him Faulkner), John Steinbeck, and Jeffrey Eugenides.

Comment, follow, and I'll stop by your place!

Thanks for reading,


  1. You're a funny guy! New follower. Agreed on Truman Capote.

  2. Love the answer! :)

    I'm a new follower :D

  3. I looove Cormac McCarthy!
    Have a great weekend,

  4. Great answers! I'm a new follower. My answers are up at Coffee Table Reviews.

  5. Hi there, I'm hopping through and following you.

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  6. Truman Capote, interesting choice. And Cormac McCarthy too! Here's a question though: say you put them all (all you listed) around the same table. Do they walk away friends or enemies? Ha ha! Great choices and I'm following you now!
    You can see who I chose over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Hopping through. New follower! Great classic choices. I would like to read Eugenedes' books.
    My Hop

  8. Hey everyone! Thanks for all the kind words.

    Courtney, I can see it becoming total chaos. Faulkner would hate everyone including me.

    Alison, I highly recommend both The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex. Virgin Suicides is a bit more accessible, while still having beautiful prose and characters. Middlesex is more literary, but just as if not more elegant in presentation.

  9. New follower hopping through! Great choices -- I love Joyce Carol Oates. Have a good weekend! :)

    Reader's Refuge

  10. Thanks, Alyssa! Nice seeing another Oates fan. I'm about to finish Foxfire tonight.