Okay everybody I have a real treat for you tonight, I have managed to get Owen to sit down and answer a few questions. I’ve wanted to get this done for a while as Owen and I do work together on a number of projects and he is mentioned here often as well. So I wanted you all to get an idea of what type of person he is (and to see what I have to put up with)
So with no more beating about the bush let’s get this rolling!
First of all can you tell us about yourself?
I have got ginger hair, I’m indo-european in origin.
What makes you want to write?
The enjoyment of actually writing and the creation of the actual new worlds and experiences that the characters in the stories encounter.
What is your favourite book(s)?
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Earthsea trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin, Thud by Terry Pratchett, The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke, Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein.
Who Is your favourite writer(s)?
All of the above.
How annoying am I(Me, Peter Germany) to work with?
A little less annoying than I am for you to work with me.
Who is your biggest influence?
My biggest influences would have to be the writers I’ve already mentioned, but also the classical literature that I have read. Working Days by Hesiod for example and Homer (not Simpson)
What is your dream?
I would be happy if the people who read my work enjoy it as much as i enjoy creating it.
How do you prefer to write? pen and paper or straight onto a computer?
Either, it depends how I feel.
Where do you write?
Mainly in my room at home.
Do you find your environment a factor when you write?
Yes, I like to write where I wont get disturbed.
Do you ever read this blog?
Yes, but at gun point (He’s joking people-Peter)
When you eat do you prefer to chew with the left side of your mouth or the right side?
Whatever side the food is on (Owen is in fits of laughter at that one – Peter )
What is your favourite TV show(s)?
American Dad and Family Guy, as well as Dr.Who and Red Dwarf.
Your favourite movie(s)?
None in particular.
What sort of music do you like?
The Doors, Cream, and other music of that genre and era.
Do you write whilst listening to music or do you prefer to be in silence?
It depends on the mood I’m in.
If you were stuck on a desert island who would you like to be stuck with?
The Woman of my dreams (I’m not going to dare ask a follow-up question to that one!-Peter)
If you were stuck on a desert island alone what three items would you want to have with you?
A boat, an engine and enough fuel to get me to the mainland
How annoying are people who never text, call or email back?
According to Peter its very annoying
Is there anything that I havent asked that you would like to discuss?
Not really, I can’t think of anything else that I can think of at this time.
Well thank you Owen, I’m pleased that you havent filled my blog with your normal filth which normally comes out of your mouth (you’ve all had a lucky escape! lol)
Have you enjoyed this interview?
Yes, and thank you for interviewing me, without using the thumbscrews (no idea what he’s on about – Peter)
Okay everyone I hope that you have enjoyed this as much as we did. Owen was a little reserved which is rather unusual for him but I hope this has given you an insight into who Owen is. This is only a taster of who Owen really is, inside his head he has some amazing ideas and when he starts talking about them he quite almost passes out because he’s mouth can’t keep up with the information leaving his brain and he forgets to breath! Aside from the annoying fact that he NEVER replies to texts, emails or phone calls Owen is a great mind and if it was not for him I would not be a writer today. As individuals and as writing partners we are only going to get stronger in our art.