A. Lee Martinez
We were lucky to get the author of "Monster" (May 2009 from Orbit) to do an email interview with us. According to his website Mr. Martinez enjoys juggling, origami, skulking, and time travel; also video games. And I’ve got to say, with some of thestellar games on the market today, we’re very luck that he pries himself away long enough to write his delightful novels for us. His first novel, “Gil’s All Fright Diner” was published in 2005 and he has written five more published novels since then and had a sixth, “Divine Misfortune” coming out in March from Orbit. (Yes, we are taking pre-orders and no, you can’t have the first one. It’s mine.)
What is the best dish at Gil's Diner?
Oh, I know I'm supposed to come up with something funny here, but I gotta say that I'm pretty sure the burger is the go to dish on the menu. Don't ask me why. I think it's probably wise to stay away from the meatloaf sandwich. Not because of any horrific qualities, but it's just a little dry. So stick with the burger. And this is from a vegetarian.
What is an Inuit Walrus dog and what does one feed a yeti if one stumbles across it?
Who was your favorite author when you were young?
I didn't really follow authors when I was a kid. I guess my favorite would probably be Walt Simonson, who wrote The Mighty Thor for Marvel Comics. But I didn't actually know that at the time, even though his name was in every issue.
Dog person or cat person?
I like both. If pressed, I'd probably go cat just because it's easier to leave town or stay out late with a cat than a dog. Cats are just as affectionate as dogs but lower maintenance. But dogs are great, too. I have both, and I'm glad I do.
What is your ideal vacation?
What is your favorite snack food?
I'm not really a snacker. But when I do snack, I like crunchy things. And salty things. Not a big sweets guy. If I happen to have a box of Ritz Bitz with peanut butter in my house, they rarely last two days. Also, I love orange juice. Love it. Don't know if it qualifies, but I so do enjoy a tall glass of O.J.
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