Sunday, October 16, 2011

Monday's Meet the Author: David Russell

Hello All! This Monday you get to meet David Russell. Born 12 June 1940 and living in West London, UK, David is a writer in all genres, including poetry, fiction, and criticism, and he is a guitarist and singer-songwriter. Some of David's erotic poems have been featured in anthologies produced by Forward Press. He has a collection of poetry and prose entitled Prickling Counterpoints, that has been published in many magazines. He has written two novellas: High Wired On (speculative fiction) and Self's Blossom (romance). The latter, together with the short story Explorations, have been published by Silk's Vault. His albums include Bricolage (Hangman Records, 1992) and Bacteria Shrapnel (Posterity Recordings, 1997).

Below are David's answers to seven random self-revealing questions. I have to say David is the first guy who has answered the questions. It is no surprise his answers are brief and come with no explanation. LOL!

1.What movie best describes your life?  Giant (starring James Dean)

2. How are you going to celebrate Halloween? I may go on an expedition with my flashlight camera, and take a picture or two of the masks.

3. If you were about to be served your last meal, what would be on your plate? Mildly curried greens of all kinds, lentils, sweet potatoes, rice, paratha. Apple juice and low-fat strawberry yogurt.

4. If you could be any fictional character (books, movies) who would you be? Joseph K in Kafka’s The Trial/Beach hero in From Here to Eternity

5. When someone cuts you off in traffic, how do you react? I either get extremely edgy and exasperated, or I appreciate the meditative time/headspace.

6.  You’ve just been handed a one-way ticket to where? Madagascar

7. What do you love most about being a writer?  I can make wild speculations, enact unfulfilled desires, and get de-stressed.

Any comments on his answer to Number 7?  Hope you have a great week!

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