Sunday, February 22, 2015

Martin Wells--Poet, Novelist, Funny Man,Musician, Cynisist

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“Century of Sentiment”

“Chicago Wedding”

“A Bouquet of Memories”


ME:Tell us a little about yourself...where did you grow life...where are you now...where do you see yourself (physically) in the future?
Grew up in England, Germany, Scotland, more England, and more Germany. Son of a soldier, been a soldier (well I wore the uniform at least), married four times (you don't keep a car for life, do you?), Live in Belgium and for your American readers, yes that's very close to Brussels. As I have a 14 year old daughter here I expect I shall die here or, at the very least, be institutionalised here. Teenagers drive me crazy.

ME: I think that we could make those arrangements for you right now, Martin.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
Exactly where I am now.

ME:Not me. I'd choose on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean, maybe in Scotland.
What do you like to do in your spare time, if you have any?
Play guitar and sing. Write when the mood takes me.

ME: You're a funny man, Mr. Wells. But, I think you already knew that.
What inspired you to become a writer?

ME: So boredom sets in for a while and you get a book written, then something changes and you are no longer bored, then what, do you pick up a good book to read?
What is your favorite genre to read?
Crime, thrillers and adventure or anything that doesn't involve a lot of slushy romance.

ME: I know how you hate the slushy stuff!
So, who is your favorite author, then?
I don't have one favourite author.

ME: If you could have only one book, which book would it be?
Monte Walsh by Jack Schaefer.

ME: So, I would think that Jack Schaefer might be amongst your 'most well liked.'
What do you dislike the most about writing?

ME: That's the kicker, isn't it?
What do you like most about writing?

ME: Yes, I think that most of the authors in this group would agree with you.
Is there any aspect of humanity and the world today that really gets you angry?
Mans inhumanity to man and Jehovas Witnesses knocking on my door. I don't knock on theirs.

ME: Thank goodness for that!
What quality do you admire most in a person, and least in a person?
Laughing at my jokes when they've heard them before. Not laughing at my jokes when they've heard them before.

ME: I always laugh at your jokes, even if you have to remind me to do it.
If you could write any type of book (at any length) that would be a best seller, and it only took you one day, what type of book would that be?
A book on bloody miracles if I could write it in one day.

Quick answers to quick questions:

Favorite food?
Chili con roadkill.

Favorite movie?
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Favorite fictional character?
Monte Walsh

Most memorable moment in your life?
Staring at 4 tons of burgundy coloured luggage in Brussels airport 1/May/2013
[Me: Seriously? Awe, now you're getting slushy!]

Most regrettable moment of your life?
Having to get said luggage back to my place.

Most embarrassing Moment of your life?
Never been embarassed in my life.
[Me: I believe it.]

What person, either alive or dead, would you most like to meet?

What would you wish to do with that person?
Ask her for a loan.

Do you believe in fate?
No. I believe in nature, coincidence and trying to be in the right place at the right time. You can't do the gig if you're a month early.

That are all the questions for now Martin. Thank you for taking part in our spotlight! I'm so happy that the other members of our group can get to know you a little better. It has been a pleasure and I hope we can do this again soon.

Martin is currently working on several novels that are near publication. They are AMAZING (he has read them to me!)

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