Today I am bringing you an interview with Phil Price, author of Unknown as part of his Blog Book Tour.
Me: What is the first book you remember reading or having read to you?
Phil: The Bible. Read to me by my cousin Michelle. I thought it was a bit far-fetched.
Me: Who is your favourite literary character?
Phil: At the moment, I’d say Jack Reacher. If you’ve read Lee Childs, you’ll know why.
Me:Which book have you always meant to get around to reading, but still not read?
Phil:How to be a great husband. Next!
Me: If you could only take one book with you on a desert island, which would it be?
Phil: The Lord of the Rings. I think it would keep me company on those long nights. Would need a torch though.
Me: What are you currently reading?
Phil: Thrown to the Blue, by KJ Chapman. Check her out. She’s a great writer.
Me: Who would be at your dream dinner party (alive, dead or fictional)?
Phil: Captain Chaos, Ron Burgundy, and my Dad.
Me: What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Phil: Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.
Me: What’s the worst advice you have ever received?
Phil: Don’t take a career change. Stay put and be comfortable.
Me: Who is your hero or heroine (real or fictional)?
Phil: Michael Palin. He’s just the dogs
Me: Where are you happiest?
Phil: Laid on the sofa with my two son’s clambering on top of me.
Me: Who would you like to star in the film of your life?
Phil: Someone really good looking. Harrison Ford. It would need to be Phil Price, the Later Years.
Me: Describe your best ever holiday.
Phil: My honeymoon to Mauritius. It was just idyllic. Lazy days spent reading and relaxing, followed by fun nights. Plus it was all inclusive. Need I go on?
Me: If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
Phil: Hang around the lingerie department like Father Ted.
Me:If I joined you on your perfect day, what would we be doing?
Phil: Sat in a bar in the Sierra Nevada, drinking cold beer, watching the world go by. You’re buying.
Me: What do you think is the best thing about social media?
Phil: Connecting with fabulous people from around the world. I’ve met some truly wonderful writers. Some close by, many scattered.
Me: And the worst…?!
Phil: Being followed by Horny Cam Man. Again!
Me: What is the most important item you require for a quiet night in?
Phil: Err, hello. A book. Or my wife J
Me: Is it best to always tell the truth or is it sometimes better to tell a little white lie?
Phil: Depends on the circumstances. Totally fence sitting on that one. Yes Mom, that cardigan really suits you.
Me: What’s your signature dish?
Phil: Chorizo and butterbean stew. Served with a nice Rioja.
Me: Do you prefer Twitter or Facebook, why?
Phil: Twitter. I am a Facebooker, but find that Twitter is better at getting the word out. Facebook is good for pics and spying on ex-girlfriends. Lol.
Me: Which book character do you wish you had written?
Phil: John Clarke by Tom Clancy. From Frogman to CIA agent. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Me: Why did you write a book?
Phil: Because I had a whiff of a plot and decided I could do something about it. I wanted to share that story with folk. I wanted my kids to one day say. “Wow. Dad is an author.”
Me: Why did you choose your particular genre?
Phil: I don’t have a genre as such. My first book is kinda horror/fantasy. I have a Sci-fi novel under construction and other books planned that are not horror. However, I love scary stories. I like the thought of monsters and magic. It appeals in our world of X-Factor and celebrity. Let’s take it back to a more primitive time, where vampires roam freely.
Me: If you had to write in a different genre, which would you choose?
Phil: Err. See above. Lol. Love Sci-fi. I’m trying to write a novel as we speak. I guess I just love to daydream and write about far out stuff.
Me: What’s the worst thing about writing a book?
Phil: Writing a chapter where nothing really happens, knowing that you have to get through it to get to the blood and mayhem.
Me: What’s the best thing about writing a book?
Phil: Delving into someone else’s world and having license to do whatever you want with them.
Me: What’s the best piece of advice you have received? (not necessarily book related)
Phil: I’ll do a book related piece of advice. Share this book with the world. You cannot leave it sat on your laptop.
Me: What’s the worst piece of advice you have ever received?
Phil: You’ll love the Flinstones. Go see it at the movies……
Me: If you could be anyone for the day, who would you be?
Phil: Easy. Superman. I can fly and wear tights at the same time. Did I just say that out loud?
Thanks for reading.
The Stationery Geekette x