Today, joining us in the countdown is Author Joseph Eastwood ^.^ He graciously agreed to be interviewed for the blog – check it out below ^.^
How long have you been writing?
Forever. I guess my earliest memory was around 7 or 8 when I used to buy these 55p jotters (notepads, but I remember them being these thick square yellow pads of paper called “jotter” and I used to save up for them). In these I would write and draw small comics, some were similar to the Captain Underpants page flickers.
What made you decide to become a writer?
It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, I can’t say there was a definite defining moment when I wanted to, I just have.
What’s your next project?
Well, my current project is Dead Girls, it’s a thriller, my debut thriller as I’ve usually always written fantasy and young adult, so I’m nervous and excited.
What was it like writing Night Falls?
Well, Night Falls is a fantasy of mine, it’s the first in the Night Falls series. It’s something that I wrote, and then rewrote, and it was really cathartic in some ways because it was first person.
Name 5 favorite movies. Why?
Immediately, I think of ‘Covenant’ I watched it when I was about 14 and I loved it. It had fantasy, a storyline, and it was everything to me. I even bought the DVD, and I never buy DVDs. Pitch Perfect, because music. All of the Harry Potter films; and books, for some very obvious I heart fantasy reasons! American Hustle, it has Jennifer Lawrence in, and it’s a good film. The Departed, I think that’s what it’s called, there’s just something about plot twist films that I love.
What’s your favorite love story? (movie or book)
My love for writing – it’s a true story, based on fiction. Ha!
What’s your favorite line from any movie?
“Thank god for me” from American Hustle, it was spoken by Jennifer Lawrence.
If we Googled your name what would we see?
Maybe a whole lot of selfies.
You were just given a yacht. What would you name it?
Kali; something I love about the name. Although I hear it’s the name of a goddess and means “dark female” so maybe not the best name for a yacht.
If you could have been told one thing that you weren’t told when you were a teenager, what would you like to have heard?
Your real parents are multi-millionaires. Ha!
You’ve just been hired to a promotions position at Kellog Co. What would you put in a new breakfast cereal box as a gimmick?
A selfie. Who doesn’t want a selfie?
If you were attending a Halloween party, what would your costume be and why?
Cat! I love cats. But then also maybe something to do with blood.
Are you a morning or night person?
I can be both, but I like the night, but then I also like to sleep and wake up early.
If I wasn’t afraid I would _________ (What?)
Go to the gym!
Someday, I want to _________ (What?)
Be an underwear model, I mean, who doesn’t want to be an underwear model.
If you could be a pair of jeans what style would you be? Why?
They’d be those tight jeans that you have to squeeze yourself into because you love them so much.
You have multiple personalities, describe some of them.
My multiple personalities are actually my characters; there’s Brandon, he’s the ‘I want answers’ and ‘this family is crazy, let me leave’ guy. There’s Grayson, ‘overachiever’ and ‘I promise I won’t let you down, give me one more shot, I will do everything’. Wren, he’s quiet, he’s thoughtful, he can be quite emotional at times, but he’s most powerful when he’s thinking. Daniel, is definitely the immature side, he’s somewhat drunk with power.
What is the best thing you have done in your life?
Being born. No, uhm, publishing, and taking that plunge to publish.
What are your favorite hobbies?
Swiping on Tinder. Anything that involves my iPad really. HA! I get addicted to games online A LOT.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Or, love at first swipe wink
Does Prince Charming exist?
List five adjectives to describe yourself.
I’m very ambitious, I believe I’m funny, friendly, and for the most part I’m happy, but of all, I’m humble.
What are your pet peeves or interesting things about you that you dislike?
People who chew with their mouth open. YUCK.
Name one of your favorite things about someone in your family.
They’re related to me. Ha!
Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours.
I can lipsync the house DOWN.
If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?
A mix. I like rom-com, fantasy, it would be a new breed.
If I could be anybody besides myself, I would be…
I can’t choose. Probably Colton Haynes, or Dylan O’Brien, trying to think my age bracket and hot.
Would you eat vegetables on a veggie table?
Nope. Can’t remember when I last ate veg.
Have you ever had the feeling you were being watched?
All the time. I hate that my computer has a webcam, it makes me feel very paranoid.
Are you spring, summer, fall, or winter?
Please share why. ALL OF THE ABOVE. Birthday – summer, no hayfer in fall, winter is Christmas, and spring has Easter.
What’s your favorite material object that you already own?
Phone, and my iPad.
What item, that you don’t have already, would you most like to own?
Mac. And a check for a million dollars.
If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be? (Example: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow, we all die.)
Be happy with who you are, because nobody else is going to be happy for you.
What would you do if you were the last person on this earth?
Walk around the house naked.
If you could live anywhere on this planet, and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live?
Tell the group about your choice. Tropical beach where it’s always warm.
If you were a genie, what wish would you absolutely not grant?
The wish for more wishes.
Thanks for doing this ^.^