Author Revealed

About p.g. sturges

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 2/22

Q. Previous occupations

A. Submarine sailor, USN. Songwriter. Dimensional metrologist.

Q. Favorite job

A. Write, songwriter.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Loyola High School, Los Angeles.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Beatles, Stones, Zep, David Lindley, Pearly King.

Q. Favorite movie

A. My Fair Lady.

Q. Favorite television show

A. The Avengers with Diana Rigg and Patrick MacNee.

Revealing Questions

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

A. Love, honor, duty, ambition, compassion, forgiveness, language, music, fun.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. esse quam videre -- to be not to seem to be

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Doing something I love with a person I love. One day, I will find a partner to play a "courting" dulcimer.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Looking into the mirror, seeing someone that didn't measure up.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Time wasted on the way.

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

A. The ability to see a musical score and hear the music in my head.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I haven't done it yet. But I'm working on it.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Self-serving blindness.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My sense of humor.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Language.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. John Carter, Warlord of Mars.

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

A. My father. I would thank him for getting me a ticket to the great game.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Waiting in line.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Playing music.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Novelist, film director.

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

A. Kindness, truthfulness, forgivness

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

A. Honeydew melon.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Turning Point" -- David Lindley, "Loving Cup" -- Rolling Stones, "Torn and Frayed" --Rolling Stones, "Imagine" -- John Lennon, "Lively Up Yourself" -- Bob Marley. "Ghost of a Ghost" -- Pearly King and the Temple Thieves. And many others! Very difficult to limit it to five.

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Tolstoy, Henry Fielding, Norman Mailer, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Patrick O'Brian, Mark Twain, Michael Connolly, Asimov, Bob Shaw, Malachi Martin. And many more slipping my mind this very second.

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

A. Ancient Evenings -- Norman Mailer. A Princess of Mars -- Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Aubrey/Maturin novels -- Patrick O'Brian. Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov. War and Peace -- Tolstoy. Orbitsville -- Bob Shaw. And many more!

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Ancient Evenings -- Norman Mailer. Mars Series -- Edgar Rice Burroughs. Orbitsville - Bob Shaw.

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

A. Don't give up.