Today I am bringing you an interview with Phil Price, author of Unknown as part of his Blog Book Tour.

Me: What is the first book you remember reading or having read to you?

Phil: The Bible. Read to me by my cousin Michelle. I thought it was a bit far-fetched.

Me: Who is your favourite literary character?

Phil: At the moment, I’d say Jack Reacher. If you’ve read Lee Childs, you’ll know why.

Me:Which book have you always meant to get around to reading, but still not read?

Phil:How to be a great husband. Next!

Me: If you could only take one book with you on a desert island, which would it be?

Phil: The Lord of the Rings. I think it would keep me company on those long nights. Would need a torch though.

Me: What are you currently reading?

Phil: Thrown to the Blue, by KJ Chapman. Check her out. She’s a great writer.

Me: Who would be at your dream dinner party (alive, dead or fictional)?

Phil: Captain Chaos, Ron Burgundy, and my Dad.

Me: What’s the best advice you have ever received?

Phil: Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.

Me: What’s the worst advice you have ever received?

Phil: Don’t take a career change. Stay put and be comfortable.

Me: Who is your hero or heroine (real or fictional)?

Phil: Michael Palin. He’s just the dogs

Me: Where are you happiest?

Phil: Laid on the sofa with my two son’s clambering on top of me.

Me: Who would you like to star in the film of your life?

Phil: Someone really good looking. Harrison Ford. It would need to be Phil Price, the Later Years.

Me: Describe your best ever holiday.

Phil: My honeymoon to Mauritius. It was just idyllic. Lazy days spent reading and relaxing, followed by fun nights. Plus it was all inclusive. Need I go on?

Me: If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? 

Phil: Hang around the lingerie department like Father Ted.

Me:If I joined you on your perfect day, what would we be doing?

Phil: Sat in a bar in the Sierra Nevada, drinking cold beer, watching the world go by. You’re buying.

Me: What do you think is the best thing about social media?

Phil: Connecting with fabulous people from around the world. I’ve met some truly wonderful writers. Some close by, many scattered.

Me: And the worst…?!

Phil: Being followed by Horny Cam Man. Again!

Me: What is the most important item you require for a quiet night in?

Phil: Err, hello. A book. Or my wife J

Me: Is it best to always tell the truth or is it sometimes better to tell a little white lie?

Phil: Depends on the circumstances. Totally fence sitting on that one. Yes Mom, that cardigan really suits you.

Me: What’s your signature dish?

Phil: Chorizo and butterbean stew. Served with a nice Rioja.

Me: Do you prefer Twitter or Facebook, why?

Phil: Twitter. I am a Facebooker, but find that Twitter is better at getting the word out. Facebook is good for pics and spying on ex-girlfriends. Lol.

Me: Which book character do you wish you had written? 

Phil: John Clarke by Tom Clancy. From Frogman to CIA agent. It doesn’t get much better than that. 

Me: Why did you write a book? 

Phil: Because I had a whiff of a plot and decided I could do something about it. I wanted to share that story with folk. I wanted my kids to one day say. “Wow. Dad is an author.”

Me: Why did you choose your particular genre? 

Phil: I don’t have a genre as such. My first book is kinda horror/fantasy. I have a Sci-fi novel under construction and other books planned that are not horror. However, I love scary stories. I like the thought of monsters and magic. It appeals in our world of X-Factor and celebrity. Let’s take it back to a more primitive time, where vampires roam freely.

Me: If you had to write in a different genre, which would you choose? 

Phil: Err. See above. Lol. Love Sci-fi. I’m trying to write a novel as we speak. I guess I just love to daydream and write about far out stuff.

Me: What’s the worst thing about writing a book?

Phil: Writing a chapter where nothing really happens, knowing that you have to get through it to get to the blood and mayhem.

Me: What’s the best thing about writing a book? 

Phil: Delving into someone else’s world and having license to do whatever you want with them.

Me: What’s the best piece of advice you have received? (not necessarily book related)

Phil: I’ll do a book related piece of advice. Share this book with the world. You cannot leave it sat on your laptop.

Me: What’s the worst piece of advice you have ever received? 

Phil: You’ll love the Flinstones. Go see it at the movies……

Me: If you could be anyone for the day, who would you be? 

Phil: Easy. Superman. I can fly and wear tights at the same time. Did I just say that out loud?

To purchase a copy of Unknown you can do so here Amazon UK and Amazon.com.

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x