Here to answer your burning questions about life, the universe and everything—rogue mage and hero of Street Magic, Jack Winter.
Jack was generous enough to answer a few questions for this blog, and he’s ready to pop in and field queries from the general public—while his author gives away some fabulous prizes.
Here we go…
Jack, I see you have calluses from playing the guitar. What was the first song you learned to play?
That’d be “Yesterday”. Most likely, I was trying to impress a girl with what a sensitive bloke I could be. Don’t think it worked, because I ended up in a loud and abusive punk band playing an electric rather than sitting under a tree attracting a host of nubile fans.
Jack steps up to the bar and orders, what?
Newcastle Brown Ale with a whisky chaser. And yes, it’s “whisky”, not “whiskey”. I won’t argue with you heathens across the ocean.
Jack, what’s the best pub in London? Please don’t tell me any of those dark & dingy old man pubs either.
I live in the Mile End Road, so I consider my local to be the White Hart near the Whitechapel tube.
Jack how does using magic make you feel? Is there a rush or a gradual seduction to it’s use?
It’s a high like no other. It can make you feel alive or as if you’re dying. There’s no way to describe it unless you have a talent, except to say it’s the best ride you’ll ever take.
Jack – boxers or briefs? Or neither?
Well, you’re saucy, aren’t you? I guess you’ll just have to come and find out.
Readers feel free to ask Jack any questions you like!
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