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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Author Interview w/ Lorin Barber

Hi all! Toady I have a crazy fun interview with Lorin Barber. Lorin is the author of The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow. Lorin Barber has an MBA from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language. He has had a successful career in Manufacturing Management, travelled the world in business assignments and run his own company. He has six children and so far eight grandchildren. He lives in a small town outside of Seattle with his wife of 38 years. In his spare time you might find him panning for gold in the wilds of Washington State. 




1. What is something about yourself that most people don't know?
Most people don’t know me, but even those that do don’t know that Mary Poppins is one of my favorite movies.

2. How did you come up with the very unique name of Copernicus?
Copernicus came naturally as I searched my mind for a name indicating intellect. The last name Stringfellow I saw on a panel inside a bus. It sounded great with Copernicus and it defined him well as a tall skinny geeky person.

3. Why Twinkies? Why not green beans? (Although, I'm totally not knocking twinkies)
I chose Twinkies as a concentration enhancer because I’ve heard their nutritional value disparaged all of my life and wanted to battle back against such blatant discrimination.

4. Favorite season? 
I enjoy Autumn. I love the weather, the anticipation of the holidays and the back to work attitude of the general population.

5. Do you prefer a hero or a villain?
I only enjoy villains when they are the type in Home Alone, or The Roadrunner.


6. Comedy or Romance?
I don’t like gushy romances and I don’t comedies that don’t take romance seriously.

7. What book are you reading now?
I’m currently reading a whodunit “212”. I got it free for my Nook when I bought a couple of non-fiction books. Biographies of Roger Williams and Genghis Khan. I finished those first.

8. What book has stuck with you the most?
Without question the fictional work that is my favorite is “Life Expectancy” by Dean Koontz. I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying it. I’ve read it 4 times so far.

9. If you could have any superpower of your choice, what would you choose?
Being the sneaky type the super power I’d like most would be invisibility.





About Lorin Barber:

I began writing “Copernicus” during a period of unemployment in 2004. I got re-employed then inherited a construction related business which went under during the recession in 2010. With a lot of free time on my hands again I was able to finish and have accepted for publishing the manuscript for “The Secret Life”.

I’m now working, though greatly under-employed and am hoping that success with “The Secret Life” will allow me to quit my day job and finish a sequel that I have begun as well as several others in a series about “Copernicus”.



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