Interview with Joe Hefferon, Author of The Seventh Level
“Do you feel a rage to achieve? Are you unsure how to begin? What are the secrets to building an extraordinary life? What are the best methods for generating ideas, formulating a plan and constructing your vision?
In The Seventh Level, Joe Hefferon guides you through a seven-step process distilled from an exploration of the world’s most ingenious minds—the architects of the great cathedrals and skyscrapers, the visionary galleries and awe-inspiring residences. Nearly every important moment of our lives is in some way connected to a built place, and now that place can be you.
Join forces with the architects to design the life you’ve always dreamed of. This is your pocket renaissance, the new era of you, the quest for that elusive seventh level.”
[jbox]If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you? Food, water, diane lane
What is one book everyone should read? The Crossing – Cormac McCarthy
If you were a superhero what would your name be? Wayne
If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? Leonardo da Vinci
Pet Peeves? Over-educated, smug elitists
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.Meeting Karen Tse. She is the bravest woman I’ve ever met, and she’s five-feet tall.If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be? Aleph – by Paulo Coelho
What is your dream cast for your book? For the new one? Keira Knightly (Nina Ferrer), Billy Crudup (CS), Joseph Feinnes (Nina’s husband), Bianca Kajlich (Summer), George Clooney (Mark Canfield),
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why? Dionysus – in vino veritas
What is your favorite Quote? “The great tragedy in life is not that we die, but what dies within us while we live.” Norman Cousins
Hidden talent? I win all staring contests
What do you do in your free time?Worry that I’m wasting it.If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be? “You’re Not Gonna Believe This But…”
What’s your favorite season/weather? Fall – no doubt. Living in the northeast, the fall is a cooling off from the summer heat, the weather is crisp, the leaves are turning, the coffee tastes better, people finally put clothes back on, ugh. I love the fall, and Irish coffee at a roadside restaurant with a hot apple pie and vanilla ice cream.
How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? Called my mother – who died last week, btw, not to make you feel bad or anything. But I called her and then cracked open a bottle of Paul Hobbs cabernet.
What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit? American Ninja Warrior and ICarly (with my son of course)
In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with? There is a great Indie author I’d like to collaborate with, Jake Needham. He’s such a pro. I know I could learn from him.[/jbox]