About Craig Robertson
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Shelf stacker,Â layabout,Â cataloguer
Q. Favorite job
A. Journalist. Also my least favourite job.
Q. High school and/or college
A. Stirling, Dundee and Stirling
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Currently, Kings of Leon
Q. Favorite movie
A. Some Like it Hot
Q. Favorite television show
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Wrath. Sloth. Gluttony. Pride. Grumpy. Sneezy. Bashful. Sleepy.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Split infinitives wherever possible and always bet the four dog.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Finding beetroot hidden under a piece of lettuce. That and failure. And rats.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. OnÂ aÂ hilltopÂ overlookingÂ TuscanyÂ withÂ aÂ coldÂ beerÂ toÂ beÂ followedÂ byÂ aÂ bigÂ glassÂ ofÂ red.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Yes, I'll do that soon. Honest.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. MissedÂ minutesÂ thatÂ couldÂ haveÂ beenÂ betterÂ spent.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Singing. I'd love to but cannot carry a note.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. So difficult to choose only one. Self-deprecation, perhaps.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. So difficult to choose only one. Modesty, perhaps.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. A short temper.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Hassan in Hosseini's The Kite Runner
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Henry F. Potter in Capra's It's A Wonderful Life.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Jack the Ripper. "Okay Jack. Come on, who are you and what was that all about?"
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Drivers who don't indicate. Don't do that!
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Journalism. Sort of. Most of the time.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Professional footballer (weekends) and gambler (midweek - cup ties permitting.)
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. AÂ mindÂ ofÂ myÂ own.Â Fairness.Â TakingÂ responsibilityÂ forÂ myÂ actions.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Black pudding. Although I wouldn't live too long.
Q. How did you come to write Random?
A. I was fascinated by the idea of the perfect, motiveless crime and the problems that presents for those investigating it. I also wanted to toy with people's perceptions of right and wrong. Mostly wrong.