Author Interview

Circle of Magic Anthology

J.S. Nel

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

Dennis Lehane.

He'd ask me how I'm doing.

I'd say: 'I'm well, thank you... uh... for asking,' and swiftly forget to ask him how he was doing in return.

Then I'd mutter something about the weather and abort mission.

It takes me at least 6 months to warm up to strangers. It's a proven theory.

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

Dennis Lehane.

He'd ask me how I'm doing.

I'd say: 'I'm well, thank you... uh... for asking,' and swiftly forget to ask him how he was doing in return.

Then I'd mutter something about the weather and abort mission.

It takes me at least 6 months to warm up to strangers. It's a proven theory.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

My reading lamp because I tend to give myself the heebie jeebies when writing in the dark.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

My reading lamp because I tend to give myself the heebie jeebies when writing in the dark.

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

JD Robb's idea of an Autochef.

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

JD Robb's idea of an Autochef.

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?

Mess up the lyrics to Despacito.

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?

Mess up the lyrics to Despacito.

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

Legit. Go to Tokyo and stand in the center of their busiest zebra crossing.

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

Legit. Go to Tokyo and stand in the center of their busiest zebra crossing.

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?

My copies of IT and The Lord of the Rings because then I'd finally have enough time and patience to finish the books.

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?

My copies of IT and The Lord of the Rings because then I'd finally have enough time and patience to finish the books.

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

Right Ankle Bimalleolar ORIF Surgery, although I haven't watched enough episodes of Grey's Anatomy to confidently attempt it.

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

Right Ankle Bimalleolar ORIF Surgery, although I haven't watched enough episodes of Grey's Anatomy to confidently attempt it.

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

I am 80% confident I can sing my way through the entire Phantom of the Opera movie.

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

I am 80% confident I can sing my way through the entire Phantom of the Opera movie.