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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Author Interview – Owen Banner @OwenBanner

Do you find the time to read? I try to. I like to end my day with a book, even if its just thirty minutes. It relaxes me and gives me insight into the stories and writing styles of other writers.

Last book you purchased? Tell us about it. At the moment, I am reading “The Unforgiving Minute” by Craig M. Mullaney. It’s a memoir of his time in the service and his transition into academia. It’s very good so far.

What is your favorite quality about yourself? My humility.

What is your least favorite quality about yourself? I’m a bit compulsive. Once I start on something, I hate to leave it. It can be a good thing when I have the time to give to a project, but I’d like to be able to switch off at will more easily when I need to stop working and rest or stop playing and start working.

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? Hindsight is my first novel, and any first novel feels like a pretty big deal. I’d have to say that I am more proud of the woman I married and the family we are building, however.

What is your favorite color? Grey, if you consider it a color. I like the fogginess and the mystery of it.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world? My home.

How has your upbringing influenced your writing? My parents are missionary educators, so I was raised to pay attention to people and to appreciate their stories. Living in so many different cultures, I also learned not to be afraid to view the world from different perspectives and tackle life’s difficult questions. I try to bring that kind of empathy and sincere questioning to my writing, as well as an intrepid plot that is brimming with action, but still saturated in cultural nuance.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? I was in seventh grade and my teacher, Mrs. Tappan, assigned us the task of writing a poem. It was my first. I sweated over it, but then I discovered the thesaurus, and it was smooth sailing from there. I didn’t know if it was any good, but when I turned it in, she liked it so much that she posted it in the Middle-School hallway. That experience let me know that I had  the makings of a skill that I could hone.


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Genre - Thriller

Rating – R

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