James Watkins: Infrequently-asked questions

Photo: “Evil Jim,” professional intergender wrestler, gets clothes-lined by “Evil Cat”

You can get all the regular—and boring—FAQs at Jim’s bio, but here are some questions you’ve never even thought to ask:

Are you the former Secretary of Energy and head of the AIDS task force?
Sorry. I’m not even the TV anchor from New York City, the vice-president of Burger King, or any of seven other authors named James Watkins (so, if I wrote something you didn’t like, I’m not him either.)

Did you really live in a girl’s dorm?
Yes, from 1980 to 1985, my wife was Resident Director at Indiana Wesleyan University. That fact may explain why I’m in touch with my feminine side“.

Have you ever spent time in prison or psychiatric ward?
Only as a visitor. There was one frightening moment when I wasn’t allowed out of the closed section of a psychiatric hospital until the supervisor could confirm I was not a patient. How could that happen?!

Are you “Evil James Watkins,” the “All Pro Wrestler” who grapples women?
Nope, sorry. If I wasn’t happily married, though, I’d definitely look into that as a career option!

Do you have a picture of your dog on your site?
What kind of blogger do you think I am?! Of course I have a picture of our beautiful Chow-Shep-Sky!

How can I become rich and famous like you?
Ha! Love your sarcastic sense of humor. Actually, I’d probably make more money asking, “Do you want fries with that?” But if you’d like some practical advice on becoming a writer, visit Writers’ resources.

What medications are you currently taking?
Let’s see. I’m on anti-allergy, anti-blood clot, anti-cholesterol, anti-inflammation, and anti-depression drugs. Without them, my arteries would be clogged like a Drano commercial and I’d be sitting in the dark writing bad poetry about pain, death, and post-nasal drip. Worse, someone else’s byline would have been on this Web site years ago! Click here for complete list.

Do you know why do good things happen to bad people?
Great question! The writer of Psalm 73 struggled with that as well. “This is what the wicked are like—always carefree, they increase in wealth. Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure; in vain have I washed my hands in innocence.” Here’s a book excerpt that might be helpful.

What’s your favorite movie?
The envelope, please. And the winner is, It’s a Wonderful Life!

Does your wife have a Web site?
Yes, but Lois is more of a Luddite than a geek like me. Visit LoisWatkins.com for all kinds of helpful stuff.

Are you a feminist?
To paraphrase former President Clinton before the grand jury, it all depends on your definition of “feminist.” Here is why I support women in ministry.

Who is the most famous person you personally know?
That would have to be God. Learn how you can know Him, too. Click here.

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