Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bringing You the Alex J. Cavanaugh Interview

Today, I have the honor of bringing you a fresh, fun interview with the blogging man OF THE UNIVERSE right now, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

If you've been following Alex on his tour around the blogosphere, you probably already know a lot about him. He has an amazing wife, a love of music, an insane love of movies and he's even shared what he does for a living. Heck, we've even had the chance to see super, secret pictures of him. So I decided to ask the REALLY, REALLY gripping questions.

Let's get to it.

RaShelle: What's your favorite food?

Alex: Thai food. It's flavorful, spicy, and clears out the sinuses!  Yes, that is true. Very delicious too!

RaShelle: I’ve given you a time machine and you have one day to go anywhere and do whatever you want. What are you going to do?

Alex:  Honestly? I’d go back almost 2000 years and spend a day with Jesus. Ahhh, that could be fascinating. You're such a sweet guy.

RaShelle: Do you prefer writing during the day or at night?

Alex: In the evening, after I’ve had a chance to unwind and practice my guitar. It seems music is a big part of your life, writing and otherwise. I love that. =D

RaShelle: For most writers, one of the scariest aspects of publishing a novel is getting it to the masses. Letting everyone know, "Hey, my book's available and it's fantastic!" In your case, you've received A LOT of great reviews. CONGRATS on that!!! What's your marketing plan?

Alex:  I’m doing this virtual tour and some book festivals, and I’ve been networking online for almost a year. Fortunately for me, my publisher’s doing a lot of marketing as well.  That is AWESOME.

RaShelle: Okay, last question. Who designed your magnificent cover?

Alex:  My publisher. Turned out cool, didn't it? Yes, it certainly did.

Thanks so much Alex!!! Here is all of the linkage. This is one book you will want to add to your collection.



Also available in eBook format for Kindle, iPad, Nook, and others

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He’s experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Currently he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

Plot summary:

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship… Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard. Much to Byron’s chagrin the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, BassaBassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit? “…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” - Library Journal

If I gave you each a time machine, where would you go?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, RaShelle!!

LTM said...

supercool! Thanks, RaShelle, and all the best to Alex~ :o)

now wanting Thai....

The Old Silly said...

Really enjoyed the interactive nature of this interview! And hey - anyone who wants to travel back and hang with JC for a day AND plays the guitar is my kinda guy!

Marvin D Wilson

DEZMOND said...

ah, Shells, darling, you have no idea how hard and long my Madagascar penguins have schemed and plotted to get those super secret pics of him. Still think it was one of their most dangerous missions ;)

RaShelle said...

Alex - Thank you! It was awesome you agreed to be on my blog. =D

Leigh - Thai! I know. I've been craving some since he mentioned it. LOL

Marvin - Thanks! And, Alex is a super cool guy.

DEZMOND - LOL, well you ARE the only one to score pics. So that mission was a success. =D

Ellen aka Ella said...

Well Done RaShelle~
I loved you asked different questions and give it a different spin!

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool interview! I love Thai food too.
Can't wait to get into your book but I'm waiting for my Kindle for that.


Julie Musil said...

Awesome interview! It's so exciting to follow Alex's journey.

And now I'm craving California Pizza Kitchen's Thai pizza. Thanks a lot, Alex.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Great interview! Also love the book's cover.

Old Kitty said...

Ooh I love Thai food too!

What a fun interview! Thanks Alex J Cavanaugh and RaShelle for hosting!

Good luck Alex!

Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Marvin, we need to hang out some time!

Those penguins were crafty. And lucky! Private almost didn't make it.

Julie, that sounds awesome! Combines my two favorite foods into one.

Kitty, time for takeout.

Kelley said...

I really enjoyed that interview! What a good idea. :) I look forward to checking out the book soon. (BTW, I LOVED your pop rocks in the salad idea!!)

Sheila Deeth said...

Fun interview. As to that time machine, can I set it to show me when my books start getting stocked in stores, then I could come back knowing I was going somewhere.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks Kelley.

And I bet you're going somewhere, Sheila!

Dempsey Sanders said...

So nice to see someone doing so well, congrats Alex.
Loved the questions Rashelle

RaShelle said...

Ellen - Thanks. I figured fav food was an important piece of info. =D

Jennifer - I think the cover is great too.

Old Kitty - Thanks for coming by. =D

Kelley - I will be trying the pop rocks in the bacon bits out. LOL

Sheila - That's a great idea. I'm sure you are.

Dempsey - Thank you!! I appreciate it. ;-D

Stephen Tremp said...

My wife loves Thai food. Me, not so much. Great to get a little more insight into Alex the person. This was a fun interview. Would a wormhole be used to transport Alex back in time?

Stephen Tremp

RaShelle said...

Stephen - So, when your wife eats Thai, what do you eat? Do you have it delivered? Say, a pizza for you and Thai for her??? Curious. LOL =D

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Awesome interview :D
A time machine would have to take me to Ancient Egypt, no question about it (I know the language, so ordering a beer won't be a problem, hehe). besides that, I'd go for Celtic Britain, probably pre-Roman. That would be inspiring :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

RaShelle, I'd eat both the Thai and the pizza!

Jamie, your answer doesn't surprise me. Think how accurate your research would be if you were there to see it happen!

Jemi Fraser said...

Lots of fun stuff! I think I'd go to the Renaissance - visit with Leonardo. Such a great time frame! Although my answer will probably change tomorrow :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for the interview. I hope the book is doing well.

RaShelle said...

Jamie - Thanks. Ooooh, if you ever get hooked up with a real time machine, I'm tagging a long. LOL

Alex - So would I - with the pizza and the Thai.

Jemi - The past is so interesting. There are many places I'd love to visit. I could spend lifetimes visiting them all.

Theresa - Sure. And, thanks for coming by ;D

Lynda Young said...

Great interview. With each one i read I get to know a little more about Alex. (I'm also starting to feel a little like a stalker ;) lol)

Wishing Alex all the very best!

Jackee said...

Loved this interview--short and to the point! :o) Thanks for asking, RaShelle, and thanks for answering, Alex!


Ellie said...

Fun interview - thank you!

Mesmerix said...

Woot, Alex! The most popular guy on the blogosphere right now. You're everyone on my blogroll, it's insane!

RaShelle said...

Lynda - I think we're all starting to feel that way. It's the perfect way to describe it. ROFL!

Jackee - Hi Jackee. Thanks, glad you liked it. =D

Ellie - Thank you. :D

Mesmerix - He is, right? It's so much fun. ;-D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lynda, I like stalkers.

Jackee, it would've been so rude to refuse!

Mesmerix, I wouldn't go that far!

Thanks again, RaShelle - this was a trip!

Arlee Bird said...

It's great to keep learning more about you, Alex. Thai is one of my favorite foods as well--very spicy! My wife and I have a favorite Thai restaurant in Downey--not far from our house--where we usually go once every week or two. We've been going there for about 10 years or so, ever since they opened.

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