Robert Bailey is the writer of “Between Black and White” that I will review next week. His debut novel, “The Professor”, won the 2014 Beverly Hills Book Award for legal thriller of the year and was an Amazon bestseller, spending several weeks at #1 in the legal thriller category. I requested the 10 Questions from this author because of how invested I became in “Between Black and White”. Bailey’s writing is compelling, as are his responses to our 10 Questions.

Ten Questions vol. 2 #23 Robert Bailey

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?
Robert Bailey: Yes.

BD: What is your least favorite word?
RB: Maybe

BD: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
RB: The genuine article–people, ideas and places that are real and that aren’t trying to be anything but what they are.

BD: What turns you off?
RB: Negativity.

BD: What sound or noise do you love?
RB: The laughter of my kids.

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?
RB: The roar made by 90,000 Auburn fans after a touchdown against my beloved Crimson Tide.

BD: If you could have drinks with any author or literary figure, whom would you invite?
RB: Stephen King.

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
RB: I wouldn’t mind taking a year off and trying to make the PGA Tour. I’m sure I’d come up short, but that would be a blast.

BD: What profession would you not like to do?
RB: Accountant.

BD: What would you choose for your last meal?
RB: Beer (Sweetwater 420 if I had to pick today) and a pepperoni pizza (Mellow Mushroom).

Bonus Questions:

BD: What is your favorite curse word?
RB: Fuck. As Ralphie once said, it is the “queen mother” of dirty words.

BD: If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only bring one book, which would you bring?
RB: “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. Gotta stay positive if you are stuck on a desert island…

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