I am delighted today to bring you an interview with best-selling author Chris Kuzneski, who's latest novel is out now. As you'll see he has a wicked sense of humour!
Firstly, thank you Chris for chatting to Carole's Book Corner today.
Can you tell us a little bit about The Forbidden Tomb in 140 characters?
The Hunters—an elite group assembled to locate the world’s greatest treasures—are asked to find the legendary tomb of Alexander the Great.
Which one of the Hunters is most like you?
Probably Josh McNutt. Both of us love to joke around in inappropriate settings, and both of us are smarter than we pretend to be. (Which isn’t saying much.)
What fascinating fact did you discover in your research about Alexander the Great?
I never knew this, but he was my grandfather.
What's your least favourite part of the whole writing/publishing process?
When I’m writing a book, I rarely (if ever) take days off. My mind gets so wrapped up in the story that I have to see it through to the end—even if that means locking myself in my office for months at a time…. By the way, what year is it?
How do you choose names for your characters?
I don’t. They choose my characters. (I have no idea what that means, but I’ve always wanted to answer a media question in an existential way.)
Where do you see yourself in ten years time?
Why do you think your books seem to be more popular in the UK than in the US?
Obviously Brits have better taste in literature.
Congratulations on your new movie deal for the Hunters! What's your favourite film?
I have to go with Raiders of the Lost Ark. I saw it as a child, and it definitely made an impact. It’s probably the main reason that I write action-adventure novels.
Your least favourite movie?
A year ago, I would have been willing to answer that question. But now my biggest fear is that I insult some crappy movie and then find out the gaffer or key grip on that film is suddenly working on The Hunters. Next thing you know I die in an on-set explosion, and my sarcastic answer about myself in ten years is suddenly accurate.
What are you working on now?
Book three in the Hunters series. After that, I’m taking a vacation.
Thanks Chris. I wish you every success with your new book.
Here are my thoughts on The Forbidden Tomb