Today begins a new irregular feature, Endless Knots Interviews... Here interesting people will respond to (hopefully) interesting questions. Keen readers may have already seen the episodic answers from our first interviewee, best-selling author Eric Van Lustbader, now a valued and frequent poster to this blog. I met Eric in late June, thanks to my high school friend and fine artist, Neelon Crawford. Click here for Eric's site. Here then, Endless Knots (EK) Interview #1, gathered up from Eric's (EVL) responses below, with great thanks to him for playing along.
EK: You said you don't hang with writers cuz they're too similar to you. Who then? What varieties?
EVL: Hangin with the homies. Hmm. Well, I do have a couple of writer friends: David Morrell, Steve Berry come immediately to mind, and of course I was friends with Bob Ludlum.
My surrogate son is a writer and I love hanging out with him.
Truth to tell, though, I have a small group of male friends (a larger one than I used to, in fact), I like hanging out with women more than men, coz I think they're more interesting. (sorry, lads!)
I've hooked up with some old pals from Stuyvesant H.S. recently after they contacted me on my Web site. That's been fun.
But the truth is, I'm kind of a restless guy, so I like to find new, interesting people in unusual lines of work because they see the world in different ways, and that fascinates me. Not unlike yourself, Jess!
EK: How are you working OrgScope into your new novel? A character with an OrgScope in her pocket?
EVL: The famous OrgScope. I'm actually contemplating writing a XXX-rated short story with the OrgScope as my lead character. He's a hard-boiled private dick in a near-future world similar to that of "Blade Runner."