An Interview with John M. Cusick
Jan20

An Interview with John M. Cusick

And we’re back with another phenomenal interview! For those of you just tuning in, here’s my spiel: As writers, we all Google-stalk agents (and often editors). Come on, admit it, you do. And if you’ve done your homework – and you should have done your homework – you can probably rattle off your dream agent’s most recent sales, submission guidelines, history as an agent, favorite font, and caffeinated beverage. But did you know that agents are people, too? Quirky, nerdy, hilarious, and downright interesting people? These aren’t your standard interviews. These are about the people behind the profile pictures. The ones you would not only want championing your book, but also sitting at your coffee shop table, talking to you over something warm and delicious – caramel apple cider, if you’re me. Note: This is NOT an invitation to coffee shop stalk them in real life. Be polite. Use common sense. If I find out you have used these interviews for evil purposes, be warned – I shall find you. Enjoy! Today’s interview is with John M. Cusick of Greenhouse Literary!   Rae: Who would you pick to write your bio? What would it be titled? And if it were optioned to a movie, who would play you? John: I’d want my bio to be written by Mary Karr, and it would probably be titled something like “Everything, All at Once, Forever” (I have a pillow with this motto stitched on it). I’d like to say I’d be played by Robert Downey Jr., but that’s being awfully generous to myself. Probably more like Jason Bateman.   Rae: I think everyone secretly wants Robert Downey, Jr. to play them. What fictional academy/university/school would you most want to attend? (i.e. Starfleet Academy, Hogwarts, Jedi Academy, Camp Halfblood, Battle School in Space, Beauxbatons, etc) John: I’ll enroll in Ms. Frizzle’s class, thank you.   Rae: Yes! Another non-Hogwarts answer! Sign me up for the next field trip! So which fictional character would chaperone your field trip and be your confidante? John: I’d like to say John Watson, though this is a bit of a cheat because I should pick a fictional book character and I’m totally picturing Martin Freeman from the BBC television series. I’ll confess that, as I was once a sixteen-year-old boy who wanted to be a writer, Hunter S. Thompson was a big hero of mine. I’d sometimes look to his Raoul Duke persona for some good/bad advice.   Rae: No, I understand. Watson is a pretty sweet pick! What fictional food/beverage would you most want to try? John: Easy. The Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Said to feel like having your brains smashed...

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