This is a SPECIAL EDITION of “Inside the Author’s Mind.” This series is usually run only on Fridays, but it’s been a busy month, and I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to interview one of my favorite people before the launch of his book. R.B. Wood is the man responsible for the wonderful podcast called The Word Count, a show I’ve been on numerous times. It’s also how I first connected with this incredible author. His debut novel, The Prodigal’s Foole launches tomorrow—on Halloween. I thought that was pure marketing genius!
I had the pleasure of reviewing The Prodigal’s Foole yesterday, so if you haven’t had a chance to read my review, please do so now. Go ahead, I’ll wait here until you come back. 😉
Great, you’re back! Now … relax, grab your favorite beverage, and read more about the intriguing man behind The Prodigal’s Foole.
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R.B. Wood is a technology consultant and a writer of Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction and quite frankly anything else that strikes his fancy. He’s already busy working on the second book of his Arcana Chronicles series!
R. B. currently lives in Boston with his partner, Tina, his dog Jack, three cats and various other critters that visit from time to time.
Inside R.B. Wood’s Mind
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Until I met my current partner, I wouldn’t have been able to truly answer this question. Perfect happiness for me is a day spent with Tina and my children. Everyone I love unconditionally in one place.
What turns you on creatively? Reading. From any sort of fiction or non-fiction book, to blogs and even news sites. I’m a hoarder when it comes to little snippets of information and I have a massive collection of notes, links and eArticles saved for future use. Conversations with other indie authors via social media works as well.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Said. Too many dialog tags. I’m working on it.
What quality do you most admire in a man? A ‘salt of the earth’ man. One who is what he is. Works hard, plays hard and is honest.
What quality do you most admire in a woman? I’ve always loved strong woman. Self-assured, confident and a ‘know-what-she-wants’ personality is extraordinarily attractive to me.
What is your greatest regret? That I only see my children 57 days out of the year. Leaving is something I had to do for myself, and I like to think they have ended up with a better father for it. But I miss them terribly.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’d like to be better focused. I can find myself distracted easily, and there just isn’t enough time in the day for distractions.
What is your greatest fear? Old age. I watched my grandmother and great Aunt suffer in their latter years. I don’t want that and more importantly I do not wish to be a burden on anyone, especially my kids.
Which living person do you most admire? My partner. Cancer survivor, successful businesswoman, amazing lover and best friend. She is everything to me.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’ve been a technology expert for nearly 30 years. I’ve consulted, and risen to executive ranks in this field. Eventually I’d like to be a writer full time. I’m working on it.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? A cat. Something about sleeping all day and wandering around with an “I’m a cat– go screw yourself” attitude appeals.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? My children.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Duplicity. Be who you are. Stop screwing around with the masks.
What is your greatest extravagance? I have to say, as a 47 year old, I’ve given up extravagances. They are too costly with so little return. So at this point, a nice dinner or a moderate vacation.
What is one thing you want to do before you die? Watch my children grow up.
What is your present state of mind? Content, but not sitting on my laurels.
What are some of your favorite curse words? Cock. Fuck. Pussy. Many others as I enjoy dirty talk during sex.
What is your motto? “Do the right thing even if no one sees you do it.”
R.B., I love your motto and couldn’t agree with it more. Thanks for being a lovely man and releasing a stellar debut. I see only great things in the future for The Prodigal’s Foole.
Readers, please comment and wish R.B. all the best with his launch, and in case you missed his stunning book trailer, it’s on my review page.
LAUNCH DATE: 10 • 31 • 11
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