It’s time for the next King’s CROWNing Authors (Cajoling Random Observations Now) interview. Please welcome, Oisin McGann.
Sorry for the crowded post but the formatting is not working, think it’s the pics but they are too nice to delete so…
1. Snow storm, sand storm or thunder storm?
It’s best to go with all three at once, I think, just to be sure.
2. If I say – he started it, then you say –
‘It doesn’t matter WHO started it, you kids are six years old and you just hot-wired my car. Are you going to say sorry or are we gonna have to get the police involved?’
3. Is 3 the loneliness or loveliest number of all?
Depends on whether 1 and 2 have got a thing going on, but then they’ve been together a long time, so they probably need someone else around to bring something new to the mix.
4. Pen or sword in a dawn duel?
That depends on whether I’m writing, or being written.
5. North side or South side?
I’m more of a bridge person myself.
6. How important is the avocado to you?
It’s important that I remember which sandwich it goes in. My wife loves the stuff, my mother’s allergic. Beyond its use in Tex-Mex, it holds no great attraction for me.
7. Have you ever toilet trained a dog?
I have house-trained a dog and a cat, though neither spend much time in the house now. We also have puppies, who have yet to learn not to stand in their own poo. And they make a LOT of poo. I have never sat any of our pets on a toilet.
8. What is the best smell to write to? Answer must be two sentences and contain at least one double negative.
Yo dawg, I can’t be writin’ with no strong smells, y’all. Them strong smells be gettin’ all up in ma face, messin’ my mojo, ya dig?
9. Could one time time through a mirror?
That would demand you watch the watch of your reflection as you reflect on the matter.
10. What is the most annoying thing you have to do when editing a book?
Watch my family all run and take cover when the first edits come through.
Thank you, Oisin.
About Oisin McGann
Born in Dublin in 1973, Oisín spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. He started writing and illustrating stories in copybooks when he was about six or seven, setting himself on a path that would steer him well clear of ever obtaining of a proper job.
Writer-Illustrator-Designer. Author of BOOKS such as Mad Grandad, Rat Runners and Kings of the Realm. Irish Writer-in-Residence for Weather Stations Project.