Author Revealed

About Félix J. Palma

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 6/16

Q. Previous occupations

A. Gladiator.

Q. Favorite job

A. To write, to read, to laugh

Q. High school and/or college

A. Francisco Pacheco High School. And I studied publicity at the University of Sevilla.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Jim Morrison

Q. Favorite movie

A. The Truman Show

Q. Favorite television show

A. Heroes, Dexter, Sherlock Holmes, Mad Men, Lost...

Revealing Questions

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

A. Always lookin for fantastic horizons behind every window.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try (Yoda).

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. My perfect day would start by passing time in bed with a dear person,writing a bit without hurries, reading in a cafeteria while it rains, and agood movie before falling asleep close to the same dear person.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Having an accident and being rescued by Annie Wilkes.

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

A. There is no perfect place. There is a perfect moment.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. H.G. Wells.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. How the hell does it works?

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Lost opportunities

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

A. To sing.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Not to stammer the day that I met my wife.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. So many, that I can’t choose only one.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Sense of humor. And this is the only one I can choose.

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

A. I would like to be a pop star.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I will ask my wife, when she comes back from the supermarket.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Wolverine

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. Houdini. I would ask him for his tricks.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. To realize that there is no more toilet paper left

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

A. Just not writing.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Jedi.

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

A. Imagination, humor and tenderness

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

A. Very cold beer with chips

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The sound of silence (Simon and Garfunkel), Hunting High and Low (A-ha), All I Want Is You (U2), Paint a Vulgar Picture (The Smiths), The man on the mon (REM)

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Julio Cortázar, Borges, Daniel Pennac, PaulAuster, Martin Amis. 

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

A. Lolita (Nabokov), The Anubis Gates (Tim Powers),The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger), Interview with the Vampire (AnneRice), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Gª Márquez).

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Cuentos by Julio Cortázar.

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

A. That they must try to enjoy the process of writing, not just the fact of having a finished work.

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

A. Give me back by money! Well… really, some people say to me: Thanks for making me dream.