Not many days of summer left, mi amigos and amigas, so I'm heading to the beach to catch some of the very last rays of 2007. But before I do, I wanted to share a snippet of The Famous Author's interview yesterday with a widely read fiction website. TFA's not sure when it will be published. I'm hoping NEVER!
The interviewer put TFA in a good mood (a common, professional technique) by calling BIG NUMBERS an "impressive debut." But later, the interviewer asked: "What, if anything, did you do to get into this character who is a bit of a greedy horny guy, or did that not require anything in the way of, er, research?"
TFA's shocking answer: "Sometimes I think Austin Carr is the little red devil sitting on my shoulder. If I listened to that beast all the time, I'm sure I'd be in jail, or even dead. But in small doses, he can be very entertaining."
Gee, thanks, Geez. I'm a beast, am I?
Then the reviewer said, "Please tell me you don’t really walk around in a Speedo."
Incredibly, TFA answered, "No. Not since my prostate operation."
Un-be-lievable! As long as I live, I will never understand why TFA is always blurting out personal things for the world to ridicule. Does he think this kind of thing sells books? I have no clue. And knowing him the way I do, I'd have to say TFA has no clue either. He just does it. I can't wait until the Big Numbers World Tour resumes next month in California and some old high school classmate asks him about his missing organ.