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.
Joining us back from my break is Mr. Charles French.
Charles F. French is an author of speculative fiction, including horror, Gothic, and the paranormal. He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature, and devotes his working time to teaching and writing. He is the author of Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society, Book 1, Gallows Hill The Investigative Paranormal Society, Book 2, and French On English A Guide to Writing Better Essays.
Wolf: If you could be any animal in the universe, what would it be and why?
Charles: I would be an eagle, because I have felt an affinity to these creatures for a long time, which is odd because I hate flying.
Wolf: I’m a rather nervous flier myself, but wings are cool. What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?
Charles: In an upcoming book—the third in The Investigative Paranormal Society, one of the characters finds love and marries. He finally achieves happiness, even though relatively late in life.
Wolf: It’s never too late to find love. What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?
Charles: Several have been killed.
Wolf: That kind of ends things. Do you consider yourself a cat person, or a dog person?
Charles: I consider myself an animal person, because I love both cats and dogs. I would love, however, to have a Newfoundland dog.
Wolf: Lots of fur and drool. I wonder if you can spin Newfoundland fur like you can Malamute fur? While walking in the woods you come across…
Charles: A very old, tree that has a door in its trunk. When I go through the door, I step into the Shire.
Wolf: Come back and get me. I’d love to visit the Shire. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Charles: I would have the power to be in 3 places at one time, so I can get everything done!
Wolf: That could get confusing. What story are you working on now?
Charles: I am finishing the first draft of a fantasy that has a working title of the South Dakota Story. The title will change, but it focuses on three young teenagers and their quest to save their favorite teacher.
Wolf: I like that. Teachers don’t get enough credit (or pay) these days. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Charles: I love to read, cook, hike, go to movies, teach, sit back and relax with a good cigar and a couple of fingers of good bourbon or Scotch.
Wolf: Guess I know what you’re bringing back from the Shire. If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
Charles: I would like the question be the one first asked by George Bernard Shaw and then used by Robert Kennedy in his Presidential campaign: “Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” I would like to ask the world why not and get the hopeful answer that all good things are possible.
Wolf: Connect with Charles French through these links:
Social Media Links:
# French_C1955 (Twitter)