Ask Jeff Anything 3-3-11

Just when you thought it was safe to browse this blog again, we’re back with another Ask Jeff Anything, which may be the 1500th most popular video series on YouTube today. Don’t quote me on that.

Today we have a question regarding eBooks from Jason Falter:

Now I’m hungover.


  1. Patty Blount

    hahaha! Love this. Great question, Jason.

    Jeff, nice editing.

  2. jsomers (Post author)

    Glad you enjoyed it, Patty! As for my editing, you may be the only person to ever compliment it. 🙂

  3. Sarah W

    Brilliant as always!

    And, might I add, the Drawing Application on a Sony Touch can keep a three-year-old occupied for about half an hour in a car. Which is good.

    Until you hear a small voice from the back seat say, “Oopsie, Mommy!” Which is expensive.

  4. Frank C.

    What happens when Big Brother teams up with the Fire Marshall from Farenheit 451 and they translate all books into newspeak digitally, right after they make all print media illegal? Didn’t like that crack about the gov’t on page 63, so they changed six chapters on your kindle while you were asleep. Not that I’m hoarding books or anything.

  5. jsomers (Post author)

    Frank: Questions are a burden, kiddo. And answers a prison for oneself.

  6. Zachary


    I wish to drink the same nectar that inspires you to create such fantastic novels as the Avery Cates novels. Not to create rival and seemingly derivative works, but to apply the wisdom gained from the nectar to other creative works.

    What is your staple in whiskey?

  7. jsomers (Post author)

    Hey Zachary: I actually already got this basic question for one of the videos:
    The quick answer is, for Scotch I am a Glenmorangie fan; the 10-year or the Madeira Wood, though the latter is hard to find these days. For bourbon I actually like Jack Daniels a great deal. I’ll also go for Jim Beam Rye (or Ri Rye []).
    In all honesty, there are few whiskies I’ve met I couldn’t choke down with some pleasure. I have a flabby palette and can get along with most of the brown stuff.

  8. Henrik B


    In your interview with The Novel Road you wondered if there were people who liked to mail bottles of booze to authors. The main problem, I think, is that most sites that sell booze require ID upon delivery. This, combined with your mailing address being a PO box, limits the options for people with a desire to provide the “inspiration” you obviously crave.

    Simply put then: What would be the best solution for someone in, for example, Sweden to send you a bottle of Talisker to show you the error of your Glenmorangie ways?

  9. jsomers (Post author)

    Hello Henrik: My black tiny little heart is warmed to slightly larger than normal size by your intentions! I have no idea how it could be accomplsihed, however, as shipping liquor is a difficult thing. We could leave it simply at, if I’m ever in your neck of the woods, you owe me several drinks.

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