Author Revealed

About Frank C. Matthews

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 7/13

Q. Previous occupations

A. Street Hustler

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing novels

Q. High school and/or college

A. I went to John Bowne High School in Queens NY, and attended Skidmore University and Stony Brook University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. That would be Prince

Q. Favorite movie

A. Once Upon a Time in America

Q. Favorite television show

A. First 48

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. A star studded romantic crime drama

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. God worte the script, I'm only playing my part

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. First making peace with your God. Relaxing somewhere you love to be while knowing that everyone you love is doing great. William Fulkner

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Dying without leaving something behind that will make my children lives better.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In Egypt standing before the pyramids

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. John D. Rockefeller

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. President Barack Obama

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Let's get it done

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not beginning to write sooner

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Playing the guitar

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Being in my children life and raising them

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I can become blinded by my ambition

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My loyalty to others

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Martin Luther King Jr.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. People say my work ethic

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Joker

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet William Faulkner and I would say to him "please help me become a better writer."

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Clutter

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. A boxer

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Loyalty, respect, and honor.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Salmon

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Trouble Man by Marvin Gaye, Purple Rain by Prince, I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley, Adore by Prince, and Beat It by Michael Jackson

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Donald Goines, William Jonhstone, Stephen King, Iceberg Slim, Maya Angelo, and Me

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. The Bible, 48 Laws of Power, The Art of War, Things Fall Apart, Pimp the Story of My Life

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. 48 Laws of Power

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Put at least one hour a day into writing.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. I couldn't put the book down