First Watch By Peter Hansen
Have you enjoyed Riptides First Wave Tour so far? We have been having a blast. Today we at Sinfully Tasty Reads are bringing you an interview and giveaway with Riptide Publishing author Peter Hansen. He will be giving away any backlist book from Rachel Haimowitz, Aleksandr Voinov, L.A. Witt, Brita Addams, or Cat Grant ("Frontlist" books, i.e. Riptide releases and newest non-Riptide release, are excluded, as are the Courtland Chronicles). To enter leave a meaningful comment with your e-mail address. Don't forget to keep following the tour and come back to us in November when Riptide Publishing will be back for more fantastic fun!!!!
If you could pick anyone in the world to be the cover model(s) on your latest release, who would it be?
Anyone living? Or anyone ever? Because if we're talking about anyone ever, I had Siegfried Sassoon in mind when I was writing "First Watch."
What’s your favorite hobby outside of writing?
I love to draw, and I'm something of a gym nut.
What would constitute your own personal happily ever after?
Living with my girlfriend in a house that's floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
Do you own an e-reader?
I've got a Kindle.
I'm a scholar, and my period of study is a few hundred years before our own. Thus, most of the works that I want to read are a) IMMENSE and b) in the public domain. An e-reader is the only efficient way to carry around the complete works of Shakespeare, The Rover, and Clarissa all at once.
Are you a book hoarder?
You bet your ass I'm a book hoarder.
What’s the one question you wish people would ask you when you tell them you’re a writer?
Gosh, how do you find time to write?
How do you answer it?
I don't sleep. Ever.
If you were doomed to spend the rest of your life on an island with only one book, one person, one food (coconuts and fish aside), and one object from the modern world (computer, deodorant, vibrator, etc.), what would they be?
Complete works of Shakespeare, my girlfriend, avocados, and a computer.
Do you have a favorite character out of all the ones you’ve written?
I haven't written nearly enough characters yet to have a favorite! Andile Harper's pretty splendid, though.
Why is he your favorite?
He's completely against type for me—by which I mean, he's actually half-decent at holding a conversation and he doesn't overreact when things get rough—and he's an excellent foil for my more typical, taciturn warhorses.
Where are your favorite online hangouts? What are your daily must-stop blogs and websites?
Twitter is a must-visit. I also spend ages on the 'sexisnottheenemy' tumblr and Project Gutenberg.
Speaking of online hangouts, where are yours? Where can your readers find you?