Today, we learn twelve very fast favourites of George Berger, author of Mendacities and Stanley and His Sword.
- Favourite book: War For the Oaks, Emma Bull's classic 1987 urban fantasy novel. It never gets old.
- Favourite genre: To read, urban fantasy. To write... genres happen to other people, I'm afraid.
- Favourite movie: Kelly's Heroes. I can neither confirm nor deny that Donald Sutherland was a role-model in my formative years.
- Favourite TV show, magazine or newspaper: I have an incredible fondness for Corner Gas, possibly the best comedy television show ever to come from Canada.
- Favourite kind of music: Symphonic rock.
- Best invention ever in the history of humankind: Antiperspirant. Just imagine a world without it.
- Favourite subject in school: English, predictably enough.
- Favourite website/blog: Shorpy never fails to amuse and educate.
- Favourite #hashtag: #bookswithalettermissing, or anything similarly nerdy and irreverent...
- Favourite way to decompress/relax: Classic video games from the Sierra/LucasArts era.
- Best thing about writing: The ability to deceive yourself into believing that people care about what you've written.
- The best thing about/in your life: I have not only the world's most awesome and understanding partner, but the world's most awesome and understanding cat.
"George Berger was born in a hospital, on his birthday. He came into the world crying, and it's been all downhill from there. When not battling evil or writing fiction described by a professional reviewer as a "train wreck" (genres happen to other people), he tinkers with electronics, makes inane comments on Twitter (@mendacities), trains as a pole-vaulter for the 2014 Summer Olympics, and invents exciting but absolutely untrue things to add to his biography. He lives in a house with people and cats, rides an antique bicycle, writes with fountain pens, and refuses to take life too seriously. Follow his failings as an author at http://www.mendacities.net. Or not."