The Questions with Terry Persun: writer in many genres

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Terry Persun’s latest sci-fi novel about “Time traveling robots, a walking medical experiment turned detective genius, and a kidnapped psychic”.

Notably, Terry is the first person to answer The Questions who included the actual question number from my list with his answers. (Usually I have to add them when I prepare the post.) He wrote, “It’s difficult to answer just seven, so feel free to choose those you best like.”

I don’t want to deny my readers and Terry’s fans his answers, so of course, I’ve included all ten that he chose. Enjoy.

The Questions

6. What do you want on your tombstone?

Life: WTF?

(dSavannah note: snort!)

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

This is a Novel of the Last World Anton York, Immortal by Eando Binder

(dSavannah note: I have never heard of this book, but wow! Look at that cover! And those fonts! Click the image <——-  to see a larger version.)

A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter

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

water, pizza, fudgsicles.

(dSavannah note: Although it looks like a typo, ‘fudgsicles’ is actually how that’s spelled! And it’s a registered trademark!)

17. What’s your biggest regret?

Getting a real job. Had I only focused on my writing from an early age, perhaps I would have had no recourse but to succeed.

22. Would you rather be lost in the forest, the desert, the ocean, or deep space?

The forest. I grew up in the country, in and around the woods, so I know what I can east, what animals to beware of, etc. I think I’d have the best chance of surviving there.

26. I wish I was rich enough to…

Travel anywhere in the world. And I would. There are many places I have yet to see and would love to go. But, more than that, I’d like to stay in different countries for months instead of days. I want to know and learn the culture better than can be done on a short vacation.

27. What five words best describe you?

Persistent, caring, trustworthy, curious, self-motivated.

29. You have 24 hours left to live. How will you spend it?

With my family.

29a.: Turns out you heard the doctor wrong: you actually have 24 years left. How will you spend it?

Writing…and traveling with my family.

31. What aspect of your art gets you passionate, gets you excited? What gets you pumped?

Writing every day.

32. Given the uphill climb to get recognition and sales, why do you keep coming back?

I’m in love with writing. It’s my breath and my heartbeat. It’s not about recognition and sales (although that would be nice), it’s about the writing, the things you pull out of your soul, the way words can become art, how I feel while I’m writing.

(dSavannah note: Amen.)

About Terry:

Terry Persun in ThailandTerry Persun writes for a living, across many genres, including historical fiction, mainstream, literary, science fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, and poetry. His last two novels have been science fiction.

Cathedral of Dreams (2011), is a ForeWord Reviews magazine Book of the Year finalist in the science fiction category. Sweet Song (2011), won a Silver IPPY Award.

<—–  The name of this photo is “Me in Thailand”, so I’m guessing it’s Terry, hanging out in Thailand. Cool, huh?

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