fletcherbestflophat3 Rather than give you the usual stuffy "resume-like" stuff that authors tend to put on their "About the Author" pages, I thought it might be better to do this in the format of a Q&A:

 

Q:  Is Fletcher Best your real name?

A:  Yes and no.  I used to be the right-hand man of infamous mobster, Eddy "The Nose" Schnozzola.  One day, I decided to turn state's evidence against him.  When I fingered "The Nose", things got sticky and I went into the Federal Witness Protection Program.  Fletcher Best is the name they gave me.

 

Q:  Where are you from?

A:  Really?  Is that the best question you could come up with?  OK, fine!  I was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  I lived the first 20 years of my life there and then moved to Dallas, Texas to attend college.   After graduation, I moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1992 to start my own business and have lived there ever since.  I currently live in sin with my girlfriend and our four cats (to clarify, the sin is with the girlfriend and NOT the cats!).

 

Q: So, what made you want to be a writer?

A:  I have not been criticized and disrespected nearly as much as I'd like and I was seeking more abuse.  Since I don't really have an interest in politics, nor in returning to school to go into a universally despised and ridiculed profession (law, meteorology, etc.), becoming a fiction writer seemed a good option for the self-esteem bashing I so desperately crave.  After all, even the top-tier authors get about 20% negative reviews, so I figured I could count on at least 50% of the people who read my books will hate them and be willing to tell me so in no uncertain terms - I like those odds!

I also have a somewhat "serious" career outside of writing and I realized it would probably be more fun to write fiction since the interactions with my fans would probably be a little more lighthearted.  Somehow telling someone I get my ideas while lying in a hammock in Roatan watching tentacle porn on my ipad seems a little less stressful than my current "day job"! I've always been a big fan of sci-fi (not so big that I go to Comic Con in my Lt. Uhura costume - I save that for the bedroom!) , and of "absurdist fiction" (such as the work of Christopher Moore, whom I stole the term "absurdist fiction" from, and of authors like Carl Hiaasen),  so those genres are where my writing interests lie.

 

Q:  Boxers or briefs?

A:  Hah!  Neither!  It's meggings or nothing at all for a style icon like me!

 

Q:  What the hell are meggings?

A:  Only the hottest fashion trend for men - I HAVE to find myself some better-informed fans!

 

Q:  Wait... Who said I was a fan?

A:  You've spent all this time asking me questions and reading my answers.  Like it or not, you're a fan.  Now go buy my books, fan-boy!

 

Q:  Why did you assume I'm a fan-boy and not a fan-girl or even a fan-transgendered?

A:  I didn't, I was just playing the odds because you didn't know what meggings were.  Women and TGs tend to be more fashion-conscious than men.

 

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