WOLF NOTES: An Uncommon Interview – Jesse Galena


Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in our lives.

Wolf: Welcome to Wolf Notes, Jesse. Tell us about yourself.

Jesse 2017 headshotJesse: In the blackness of the night, my mind slipped beyond the confines of mortal planes. Knitted within nightmares and dreams, I found a land where I did not obey rules, I made them. I found a place where the unconventional can become standard; a spectacle beyond what eyes can behold, but not more than the mind can comprehend. May the worlds beyond be as influential and entertaining to you as they are to me, and may I be a worthy guide.

Wolf: Okay. Not the strangest bio I’ve heard. What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?

Jesse: Made them so depressed and lonely they turned to vigilante crime fighting to meet people and make friends.

Wolf: I’m very familiar with depression, but I’ll leave the vigilante stuff to fictional characters. While walking in the woods you come across…

Jesse: A beautiful scene I will no doubt take a s@#ty picture of.

Wolf: You need to have more faith in your picture taking abilities. If you could have a super power, what would it be?

Jesse: I would have cartoon logic apply to me. Need to hide something regardless of its size? Just put it behind my back. Want to whip around a 6 ft long sword like a rapier? That’s cool, it doesn’t have any significant weight to me. Want to fly? Just walk off something high and don’t look down. Need to get through a solid wall? Dump a bucket of paint on a wall, spend 2 seconds making it look like a doorway, and walk through it.

Wolf: Too funny. I love that idea. What five items would you want to have in a post-cataclysmic world?

Jesse: A genie that talks like Jeff Goldblum, the USS Defiant, the TARDIS, Jeff Goldblum, and a twenty-sided die that summons 1d20 dire weasels every time it is rolled.

Wolf: I gather you have a thing for Jeff Goldblum. Which of your characters is your favorite?

Jesse: The four main characters in Super Subpar: a dark comedy novel that is a mixture of well-intentioned incompetence and underwhelming superpowers.

Wolf: What story are you working on now?

Jesse: I’m currently querying Super Subpar, writing several fantasy short stories, and writing a fantasy adventure about a disgraced bodyguard, two charlatans, an honor-bound mercenary, and a murderer who all have to either discover who assassinated the king or die trying.

Wolf: Sounds interesting. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Jesse: Be with my partner, play tabletop RPGs, read, play board games, play video games, see standup comedy, and eat.

Wolf: Would you like me to connect you with a successful agent who wants to represent you?

Jesse: Very much so.

Wolf: Just kidding. You’re on your own for that one.

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About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.
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