Welcome to the “Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest hosted by Mark Koopman, Morgan Shamy, Stephen Tremp, and David Powers King, the BlogFest runs from December 10 - 12.
1. Alex's Description
I believe Alex is a tall, physically-fit man with a youthful disposition. His preferred attire is a worn pair of Levis 501's that he wears with Rush concert t-shirt that he purchased during their Bones tour over twenty years ago. His favorite pastime is a toss up between jamming on his Gibson with his band-mates, heading to the theater with his beloved wife or riding on the never-ending blogging train supporting his ever-increasing ninja tribe.
2. Who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
Mathew Fox, the star of cult favorite, Lost, would be my pick to play Alex. Am I right, ladies? I think Alex would approve. Yes? No? What do you think?
3. I'm not sure if I've ever met anyone like Alex. He feels like a big brother to me which may sound ridiculous but that's what I think. He's supportive, loyal and is as true as a friend as you could have realistically online. He's someone you look up to and aspire to be like.
4. My FF about Alex - it's well over 100 words, but I had fun writing it.
The phone rang as Alex types the last sentence for tomorrow’s blog post. He answered the phone not paying attention to the caller.
"Alex Cavanaugh, please," an unknown male voice carried across the line.
"This is." Alex replied.
"Is this Alex J. Cavanaugh, author of the sci-fi Cassa series?"
"Yes, can I ask who is call-"
Alex was cut off by the caller. "And also Casa Storm?"
"And the Ninja Captain of hoards of writer/blogger minions?"
"The creator of the IWSG," the caller stopped to howl on the other line, "Insecure Writer's Support Group. I love that one, by the way. Where were you when I started my career back in the 60s?"
"I have no idea. May I ask who this is?" Alex said.
"You may. I've just read your series, and I really enjoyed them. I actually have a call into your publisher to get my hands on Cassa Storm. They won't release a copy to me until they have spoken to you--which is why I'm calling."
Alex attempted to speak, but the caller continued.
"I like your Cosbolt pilot, Bryon too. I must know what's in store for him. You by chance don't have an agent do you?"
"Well, there's plenty of time for that. You see, I've recently sold my baby--something I've treasured my entire life. Now I'm in need of a new project."
Alex stops the caller. "I'm sorry. Who is this again?"
"Lucas. George Lucas."
And that was just the beginning for Alex. No amount of writing or guitar playing could have prepared him for that phone call. The rest was history.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. You're such an inspiration, Alex. I wish nothing but crazy, inconceivable success and happiness for you!