Phoenix Entertainment and Development

Phoenix Entertainment and Development

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mark Tierno Interview Part 2

Welcome everyone to another great week of the Writer's Revolution.  I am your host, the author of The Phoenix BladeAndrew Hess.  I'd like to introduce our guest this week, the author of Maldene, Mark Tierno

Okay, time for a little fun now.

If you could only bring three items with you to a deserted island (non-writing items or people) what would they be and why?

A friend, both for company and to help me out.  A shortwave radio transmitter with its own battery so I could signal for rescue.  And a toothbrush, for obvious reasons.

The world is going to end tomorrow.  How do you live out your remaining time?

Trying to figure out how to prevent this from happening, or survive it.

Someone wants to make a movie based on your life.  Who would you pick to play you?

I can’t think of anyone with curly enough hair, so it’d probably have to be an unknown.

Alive or dead, who is the one person you would want to interview and why?

Growing up, I guess the closest person I had to a hero, or at least really looked up to a lot, was the man that made me laugh the most, and that was Red Skelton.  Funniest comedian ever.
Though now that I think about it, I might also include my Dad.  Always wanted to grill him about our family history, but Parkinson’s Disease sorta got in the way of that.

Okay, crystal ball time.  Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?

Ideally, on someone’s best seller lists and working on my next epic venture (you didn’t think I’d just stop at one or two sprawling epics, now did you?)

Any questions you would like to ask me?

What is the air-speed of an African Swallow?  And failing that, what is your favorite color?

Love the movie reference.  I tried to look up the answer anyway but couldn’t find an exact answer.  As for my favorite color, it depends on my mood.  I like royal blue and other times I like dark purple.

Any final words for our readers?

“tooti-fruity”  That’s a good word.  Or “muskrat”.

Seriously though, about the only piece of advice I might be qualified to give is to live for your dreams.  Whatever it is that you love to do, find a way to make a living out of it, because life is not about some stale 9-5 cubical job that weighs own your soul.  Find your dream and don’t give up on it.  If you keep at your dream, then say you have about a 50% chance of getting it, but if you give up on it then you have a Zero percent chance of achieving it.  I like the odds better from trying.

Where can we find you? has info on my book, a few free downloads, links to buying the paper and ebook editions, and more.  

I also have my Maldene Fan Page on Facebook at

And for those so inclined, you can follow me on Twitter as @MarkATierno

And occasionally you can find me bicycling around the streets of my home town, but thats another story.

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