Author Interview

Circle of Magic Anthology

John Farrell

 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

An LGBTQ historical romance set in Dublin during World War II

 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

An LGBTQ historical romance set in Dublin during World War II

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

Spellcheck. I’m a horrific typist. 

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

Spellcheck. I’m a horrific typist. 

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A time travel machine.

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A time travel machine.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

There are just so many! If I started listing them I’d sound like Sally Field accepting an Oscar.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

There are just so many! If I started listing them I’d sound like Sally Field accepting an Oscar.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Noting that this question does not specifically preclude time travel, I would go and visit each of my ancestors who left their native lands for America, and ask them about their hopes and dreams for the future.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Noting that this question does not specifically preclude time travel, I would go and visit each of my ancestors who left their native lands for America, and ask them about their hopes and dreams for the future.

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

Walk out of that same room without having to actually speak to anyone. I’m a master at that. Here’s the trick: make one counter-clockwise circuit of the room, grab a drink on the way, stay to the edges, don’t make eye contact, fake a phone call if you must, maintain a pleasant, distracted smile, then exit through the same door you came in.

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

Walk out of that same room without having to actually speak to anyone. I’m a master at that. Here’s the trick: make one counter-clockwise circuit of the room, grab a drink on the way, stay to the edges, don’t make eye contact, fake a phone call if you must, maintain a pleasant, distracted smile, then exit through the same door you came in.

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

My terrier overlord is always reminding me it’s time for a belly-rub break!

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

My terrier overlord is always reminding me it’s time for a belly-rub break!

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

Ireland, though neutral throughout World War II, had one prisoner of war camp which housed ‘guests’ from both sides of the conflict. Mostly pilots who were shot down over Ireland.

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

Ireland, though neutral throughout World War II, had one prisoner of war camp which housed ‘guests’ from both sides of the conflict. Mostly pilots who were shot down over Ireland.

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

The Library of Congress and the City of New York

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

The Library of Congress and the City of New York