My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. To paraphrase the existentialists - life is what you make it. Which amounts to a practical kind of karma, I suppose.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reading? Actually probably sleeping, to be honest.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Self-recrimination and low self-esteem.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Haruki Murakami. Stephen King. Anyone who works for Medecins sans Frontieres or Amnesty International.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Steerpike. (Also hero.)
December 04, 2009Absolutely no one at all has asked me who would win in a fight between Taro, the vampire ninja hero of BLOOD NINJA, and Edward, from those obscure, hard-to-find books by Stephenie Meyer. Which is a shame, because I could answer them very simply: Taro would win. Why? Dude is a NINJA. As we all know, thanks to the mine of valuable information that is the internet, a ninja can whale on anyone's *ss. Even a pirate's. And yes, even Edward's. ESPECIALLY Edward's. Even if Taro wasn't a vampire, he'd win. Has Edward got throwing stars? No. But of course, as BLOOD NINJA teaches us, all ninjas are actually vampires - that's why they sneak around at night, and why... see more
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