Tim O’Mara isn’t a newbie to writing. He’s the author of the Raymond Donne Mysteries, which I look forward to reading and reviewing very, very soon. In the book “Triple Shot”, Mr. O’Mara balances his narrator’s smuggling and selling marijuana with the same issues with plain old cigarettes. But do illegal automatic weapons count?

The point is that Mr. O’Mara possesses an unnatural ability to write about the baser instincts within ourselves.

Do you dare to venture into his world?

Ten Questions vol. 2 #24 Tim O’Mara

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?
Tim O’Mara: Ostentatious

BD: What is your least favorite word?
TO: Splurge.

BD: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
TO: Good dialogue, listening to others speak, making my characters speak, turn me on creatively. Emotionally, it would be my daughter. I’m not a spiritual person, but I do subscribe to many of the tenets of Buddhism, especially the idea that nothing is permanent.

BD: What turns you off?
TO: Too many questions, too early in the morning, from too many sources.

BD: What sound or noise do you love?
TO: The sound of laughter, especially if one of my jokes is the source.

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?
TO: The sound of large trucks braking. It reminds me of my wife’s accident and how quickly things can turn to shit.

BD: If you could have drinks with any author or literary figure, whom would you invite?
TO: Raymond Chandler and I would ask him to explain the plot of “The Big Sleep.” I believe even he had trouble keeping up with that one.

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
TO: I’d like to one day get paid (it doesn’t have to be much) to make people laugh, either as a comedian, writer, or performer.

BD: What profession would you not like to do?
TO: An administrator of any kind, especially one in the education field.

BD: What would you choose for your last meal?
TO: I’m not sure what my last meal would be—probably really good fried chicken—but I’d like it to last more than a few years.

Bonus Questions:

BD: What is your favorite curse word?
TO: “Motherfucker.” It’s got my mom in there and the word fuck, which is an extremely satisfying word to say out loud.

BD: If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only bring one book, which would you bring?
TO: I’d bring along the Bible. It’s got a lot of good fiction in it, and if it’s a big enough copy, I could use it as a raft to get off the damned island.


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