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Inside The Author’s Head: Chris Farnell

Q1. What is your favorite word?

“Awesome”- I know I overuse it way too much, especially given I’m, y’know, English, but I don’t even care.

Q2. What is your least favorite word?

I know everyone probably says “Moist”, but it is a truly horrible word.

Q3. How has social media helped your career?

It’s a good way of having lots of interesting things directed your way regularly. Sometimes it’s even good for directing people to my things, which they might also find interesting. Largely though, it’s just a handy distraction from the fact my work days I spent almost entirely sitting in a room on my own.

Q4. What would you say are the downsides to social media in your career?

That I’m writing this rather than the article of fun garden activities for kids that I’m supposed to be doing.

Q5. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

A mad scientist in the Doctor Emmett Brown school. I found this today, so may I’m one step closer.

Q6. What profession would you not like to do?

I’m the child of two teachers and the nephew and cousin of some others. It’s left me with a profound respect for this noble profession that I would not join if you put a gun to my head.

Q7. What is your favorite curse word?

For some reason “Fucksicles” seems to be my go to these days. Failing that, a portmanteau of any swear word and any animal. I like to keep it fresh when I can.

Q8. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

He wouldn’t say anything. We’d simply exchange a look and high-five.

Thanks Chris! I was pleased to discover that Chris writes about a subject very close to my heart, the end of the world. Check out his blog here.

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