The Questions with Jason McIntyre: writer (pt. 1)

Okay, so, I “met” this guy on Facebook through a mutual writer friend. I’m pretty sure this dude requested to be my friend (because he didn’t know what he was asking, methinks) (and as opposed to me asking him to be my friend), and since I like our mutual writer friend, I accepted. Jason and I started chatting. He has a delightful sense of humor – assuming of course, that you like my sense of humor. If you don’t, then you might as well stop reading.

A (possibly unfortunate) (but ultimately hilarious) (and totally inadvertent) placement of Firefox tabs. Jason's site is the one in the middle.

A (possibly unfortunate) (but ultimately hilarious) (and totally inadvertent) placement of Firefox tabs. Jason’s site is the one in the middle.

Anywho, of course I wanted to know about this person I had just friended, so I stalked visited his website, The Farthest Reaches, discovering that he has written quite a few books. In an impulsive moment, at 11:28pm on October 15, I asked Jason if he’d like to answer The Questions. At 12:16pm, on October 16, the very NEXT DAY, barely TWELVE HOURS later, he sent me his answers. All 31 of them. He had answered practically every single one of the questions (for the record, as of now there are 40) – even though I only ask for seven. (And the reason I know the date & time is thanks to Facebook, where the asking and responding took place.)

Since I find them amusing, and I’d hate to let all his “hard” “work” go to waste, I’m splitting this into three posts. Come back tomorrow for the next ten questions. In the meantime, enjoy:

The Questions, 1-10

1. Tell the good readers of this blog how we know each other.

Good readers? The good ones don’t really want to hear this. But for the bad readers of your blog, I’ll say that Debbie and I met on Facebook. She stalked me a little and I responded because I’m needy for attention. We traded some good-natured barbs and neither was scared off when the good-natured part turned shaky. Seriously, though, Debbie is fantastic and I love what she’s doing here on her blog for other creative types.

(dSavannah note: Aaaw. You’re sweet. Assuming that last sentence isn’t dripping with sarcasm.)

5. What skill(s) do you wish you’d learned as a kid?

How to schmooze.

(dSavannah note: Did they not teach this at your school? I swear, public education these days… I mean, those days… erm…)

6. What do you want on your tombstone?

“Here lies Jason McIntyre and that’s the truth.”

7. What was the name of your first pet and what was it?

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He was a black moor goldfish I named Magic. He was a good listener and lived for nearly five years. He grew to the size of a baseball and by the time I found him floating upside down, we needed to bury him in the yard. He would have plugged the toilet for sure.

(dSavannah note: eew.)

Also, Jason sent this. —>
I assume it’s not actually a photo of his dead fish.
But you never know.

8. Your favorite book growing up? Your favorite book now?

As a kid? Puss In Boots by Charles Perrault. As a young teen, The Library Policeman by Stephen King. Now? Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

(dSavannah note: I bet he likes the last one because of its status in Oprah’s Book Club.)

9. What is a guilty pleasure?

A bottle of suds at the lake in the sun.

(dSavannah note: I’m assuming he means beer. But it’s entirely possible he means sudsy dish soap. Whatever. I don’t judge. Much.)

10. Who was the last person you texted? What did you say? Did they respond?

Texting? What’s that?

11. What three items will always be found in your refrigerator?

Kalamata olives, mustard and french vanilla coffee creamer (though none of us drink coffee. Go figure.)

(dSavannah note: Sounds like a recipe for… grossness…)

12. Where is your favorite place to create?

My studio. Primarily fiction writing, but also blog writing, reviews and, still, the odd non-fiction article for magazines and online publications. I also paint and have produced music.

(dSavannah note: And now you see why I like him, as I also paint and have sung music. In front of people, even.)

13. Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Night! See my “In The Dark” podcasts to see exactly why…

About Jason:

Jason McIntyreJASON MCINTYRE is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, plus the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.

His debut novel ON THE GATHERING STORM is cited by readers as an ‘uncomfortably thrilling’ read and earned McIntyre a spot in the Top 20 Debut Authors for the Goodreads Choice Awards.

Currently in release is THE DEVIL’S RIGHT HAND — the latest installment in the THE NIGHT WALK MEN saga.

(dSavannah note: Jason seems to LOVE CAPITAL LETTERS.)

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6 Responses to The Questions with Jason McIntyre: writer (pt. 1)

  1. Cheree Crump says:

    First thing…I resent the comment about being a Bad Reader :P
    Second…I didn’t know those fish got that big, mine was cannibalized by the other goldfish! (May he rest in peace)

    Enjoyed the laughs!!!
    Loved #1-10 can’t wait to see more tomorrow!

    • dSavannah dSavannah says:

      Thanks Cheree! and yes, RIP your poor, poor goldfish.

      (I resent that comment as well.)

      • Nope, not a picture of my real fish, Magic. Stolen via a Google image search. But Magic was very similar. I thought it added a sense of whimsy to the post if I included this picture. Well, more whimsy than you add…naturally.

        Naw, I was a Eugenides fan LOOOONG before Oprah started her book club. In fact, I didn’t know MIDDLESEX got the coveted sticker on its jacket until just now.

        And yes, the caps work for me. I like hats, scarves and leather uppers too.

        j. //

    • Yes, poor Magic often had nips taken out of his delicate fins and tail. Finally, I segregated him (he was my favourite) and that’s when he flourished.

      Cheree, don’t be offended by my “bad reader” comment. I mostly wrote my answers to try and get a rise out of D. She’s an easy target. You can tell by all her smarmy comments after each of my answers.

      She picks on me. I take it. And that’s the basis of our relationship.

      Seriously, Cheree. Thanks for dropping in to read. It means a lot that you made it to the end. Can’t believe this is only part one. I wonder what other crazy things I said.

      j. //

  2. Betsy says:

    Part One has been very entertaining. I’m coming to think if Debbie does not pick on you and banter then she really does not like you. Guess Jason is safe. :)

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