Michael Graff Interview
PLEASE WELCOME MICHAEL GRAFF! 🙂
Michael is a ghost writer and was kind enough to let us throw some questions his way 🙂 So come and join us today and help yourselves to the custard slices and coffee.
1. Tell us a little about yourself. Where you come from, what do you do when you are not ghost writing, any hobbies?
I was born and raised in New Jersey (no, not near the cast of Jersey Shore), but out in the Corporate Farmland and Horse Meadows where old George Washington and the Continental Army did a lot of schlepping around with torn boots. However, I have lived and worked in Florida, California and New York City.
2. How long have you been ghost writing and how did you become a ghost writer?
For approximately fifteen years, with periodic interludes of manual labor. I was forced into Ghostwriting either by The Conquistadors or Vikings, I can’t remember which at this point.
3. I know you can’t give specific details but can you tell us what you ghost write – fiction or non-fiction?
You’re absolutely right… I could tell you, but then I’d have to… Fiction. Yay, fiction!
4. What advice would you give to writers that are thinking of becoming ghost write?
Firstly, if you are on mood altering drugs, increase your dosage. Secondly, work hard and develop a “thick skin”. Also, chase down other opportunities of supporting yourself. Finally, if you imbibe whiskey, continue – if you don’t consider starting.
5. Do you ever get annoyed that you can’t openly claim the work as your own?
No, I have plenty of my own projects. Look at yourself as a “hired gun”.
6. Have you written anything under your own name?
7. What is your fuel to keep you going on a typical writing day?
Coffee. Good food. Sometimes a coke and a candy bar for the afternoon “pick me up”. Cold Starbucks. Pistachios or cashews. Spicy cheese sauce, and, or salsa and chips on the weekends. Water. Lots of water!
8. If you could live and write anywhere in the world, where would it be?
The Gulf Coast of Florida.
Okay, quick-fire round!
Email or letter?
It was letter, but, now, it’s email.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee! But, tea is a nice interlude in the winter and after Thai Food.
Pepsi or Coke?
Coke, until you need a change and then go for the Blue & Red can or even a Pepper.
Stephen King or Dean Koontz?
Neither. Mailer at the moment.
Edward Cullen or Lestat?
Okay, I have to admit that I had to Google “Edward Cullen”… I’m a grown man, don’t make me say it. Cruise was brilliant as Lestat, even against all of the raging white make-up and fake- fanged criticism.
Vampire or werewolf?
They’ve both become equally annoying.
Keep the One Ring or destroy in Mount Doom?
Bury it again for fun… And, book sales.
Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins?
Let them fight it out.
Cool! That was fun! Thanks so much for stopping by, Michael! 🙂