So, what were you like in school?
I was a geek, I’m afraid. Think Sheldon Cooper, only without the brain power and with much longer hair. I was, in fact still am, an aviation obsessed nut who retreats from the horrors of real life into the comfort and security of my own head at every possible opportunity
How would you describe yourself, in three words?
Three words? What sort of loser needs to use three words to describe them selves? I can do it in two! Barking mad. Oh, wait….
If you had to sing a song on a talent show, what would it be and why?
Easy one! George Thorogood and The Destroyers: Get a Haircut (and get a real job). It describes how I see myself rather better than I should like, even now…
Right, imagine there’s a zombie apocalypse and you can only use the item to your left to survive. What is it and how long would you live?
For ever! I’ve got an ipod on my left, and no zombie could resist dancing to my playlist. All together now, ‘It’s been a long time since Rock N Roll…’
If you were a superhero what would your superpower be?
My Superpower would be the immediate delivery of tea. I live on tea. Green tea (often flavoured with Jasmine), Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchon, I drink them all, constantly.
So where ever there was need, if you could call me, Tea Man would be on hand with a refreshing beverage, and for the blonde and attractive, maybe a sweet biscuit as well.
That would be brilliant! Too bad I’m not blonde and attractive, though! I love biscuits!
If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
No one at all. As the new edition of all my books comes out, and I can while away the hours writing more eloquent rubbish to entertain people for a minute or two, or people laugh at me (yes I know they do that anyway, but I was meaning during the occasional stand up gigs I’ve started doing) and I can meet people who say that they have already bought my work and enjoyed it… I may be broke but I’m still living the dream. Why would I want to change that?
You’re having a dinner party for your three favourite people. Who are they? Why are they invited and what have you cooked?
Let’s see: I’d start with a spagetti bolognese (with quorn of course, being a veggie), then baked salmon with new potatoes and a selection of veg and bread sauce (because I’m addicted to bread sauce) and finally a Strawberry Fool. And yes, I can and do cook all those things. But my three favourite people? Ah, got to keep some secrets. Besides, I’m friendly with so many people: how would any one of them feel if they got left off the list?
If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?
I’d have to be a retriever. Big (I’m tall) Friendly ( I try to be) and hairy (I wish!) but a great companion.
On the other hand, I might try to be an Aardvark. That way I’d finally be at the top of some lists, instead of languishing in the mid table.
Brilliant! Thanks, Will!
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