Author Facts

Moniker:  Charles Edward Yallowitz

Origin:  Long Island, NY

Birthday: April 9th (that’s all you get)

Marital Status:  Legally binding, I checked

Sex: Ask my wife

Children:  No thanks.  I already have one.

Institution that I Paid to Drink At:  SUNY Oswego (Legally required to state that I also studied.)

Favorite Books: Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Books of Lost Swords, Ranger’s Apprentice, Ender’s Game, Frankenstein, Chronicles of Narnia, Jurassic Park, and many, many more.

Favorite Movies: There are far too many to name here.  Let’s just say I have eclectic tastes.

Favorite TV Shows: Futurama, Daily Show, Burn Notice, Merlin, Big Bang Theory, Eureka, Firefly, The Muppet Show, Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Simpsons

Favorite Video Games:  Legend of Zelda, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Prince of Persia, God of War, LEGO Games, Metroid, Dig Dug, Rampage (I should admit that I have not gone beyond PS2/GC/Xbox Generation gaming due to lack of time and money.)

Sports of Choice:  Fencing to compete, Football to watch (NY Giants fan by birth)

Favorite Foods:  Calamari, Ghost Pepper Wings, Nathan’s Hotdogs, Penne with Vodka Sauce (made by me), Buffalo Burgers, Meatball Subs, Popcorn, and Asian-Themed Salads

Preferred Drink: Alcohol: Jack & Coke; Non-Alcoholic: Cherry Seltzer

Sweet Tooth Interlude: Jelly Beans, Wife’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream

Fears: Spiders, Getting eaten while swimming, Family gatherings (more dread than fear), and a certain actress who will remain nameless because we have no idea why the sight of her sets off my ‘fight/flight’ instinct.

Favorite Quotes:

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”– Groucho Marx

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”–Theodore Roosevelt


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245 Responses to Author Facts

  1. I have really enjoyed reading through your blog and look forward to all your writing in the future!
    I have nominated you for an award for all the wonderful things you have given me to read!
    To see the post regarding the award please see the following link:

    Liked by 1 person

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  3. Jelly beans are great…but NYG? No, please! Yuk! ;)

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  4. Jennwith2ns says:

    Many thanks for following the Jenn stories! I look forward to reading more of your stories, too.


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  6. cnmill says:

    I know you’ve already received it, but I nominated you for The WordPress Family Award.
    Thanks for becoming part of my family on here. :)


  7. Hey Charles! I hope all is well. I came across a site that interviews authors and allows for readers to submit the questions, and I thought it was right up your alley. I don’t know if you’ve found this site yet, but here’s the link:
    All the best.


  8. Thanks for following my moonramblings. Lord of the rings was awesome!


  9. Ellespeth says:

    How do I contact you via email, Charles? I wanted to run by a review of Briana’s new book with some questions?


  10. Thank you for stopping by and following. I am looking forward to read more of your work (right now, only have gone through the ‘about’ section) If you want to, feel free to check what I write at Have a good day


  11. Hello Charles! Thank you for following on WordPress and on Twitter! I have followed you as well :) I love your blog and posts. Also, the first of your favorite quotes is brilliant. Looking forward to reading more!


  12. Please Accept this Award and Song

    The “Shine on” Award represents love and hope and friendship
Please pass this on, if you have it, type
    “Awarded x2 below it, or x3″

    Please, Shine On and accept and add the song in, so the song goes with the Award
    xox – Mary


  13. Hello Charles, Thank you for following me back. I discovered your blog from a re-blog posted by Lindaghill. Everyday I am more amazed by the talent that surrounds me in this world. It gives me strong hope for the future of mankind. May I wish you continued joy in your writing!
    k- of k&p Catalano


  14. I have fought with valor the pull to your blog, Charles Yallowitz! Ionia Martin has told me again and again on her blog I should follow you, the writer of a genre I’ve never fallen in love with. Then today Gwen Bristol gives me a peak into one of your books on her blog. And now here I am having read the most interesting “about me” page I’ve ever come across. CY, you do have a catchy turn of phrase going for you. Nice job on letting us know who you are and what you’re about. Not saying I’ll ever fall in love with the genre you seem to favor, but hey, I can follow your blog anyway. :)


  15. A English says:

    Great quotes sir, great quotes. :-)


  16. vinnieh says:

    Very interesting blog you have, keep up the great work.


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  19. Marie Bailey just led me to you, thinking I might learn a thing or two about marketing books. Jeez, I hope so! I have one coming out next month…


    • I’ll be happy to help. I would recommend trying to build hype over the week prior to release. Spoiler free sneak peeks, cover reveal over various blogs, and maybe a character profile or two. A big thing that helps is being approachable and human. You’re the face of your book to some extent. Sorry. Get excited when this topic comes up.


  20. Jade Reyner says:

    Hi Charles,

    Don’t know if you do them or not, but I nominated you for an Award. Here is the link.

    Best wishes, Jade. :-)


  21. Hi Charles,

    I have nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. This means you have actually won it, I’m told. Go figure.

    Details on rules and the graphics may be found on my self-congratulatory epic e-peen page!


  22. vozey says:

    Hey Charles! I was wanting to know if you would be interested in doing a 15 minute author interview. I can give you more details by email or otherwise.


  23. Wow, I am terrified of getting eaten while swimming. I thought I was the only one! Great blog!


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  25. Just finished and posted a review on your first book. It’s up on amazon. :-)


  26. Sorry to contact you like this but I was hoping that you would like to be part of a blog tour where you get to describe your writing process. How can I sell it to you….1) your army of readers will get to know more about you and some will follow in your footsteps 2) your fame will spread in the UK (that’s where I blog. Hi, everyone!!) 3) Michelle Proulx recommended you with high praise 4) Please! Triple please! This would be a feather in my cap – not sure why I want a feather but I do, I do. bridgetwhelan AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk


  27. mewhoami says:

    This is one of the most entertaining ‘about me’ pages I’ve read. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.


  28. Osharlequin says:

    Good day friend!
    I thought you’d like to know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers award. Go to for the details. No, this isn’t spam by the way.

    The Oldschool Harlequin.


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  30. Meeinal says:

    Impressive blog!! Feel good coming to your page.Thank you.


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  32. Happy Birthday for tomorrow, fellow lover of Narnia, Tolkien and Firefly. I have very much enjoyed reading through your blog so far. I found you through a reblog on The Mirror Obscura. Pleased to meet you! :) TDx


  33. I’m pretty sure you’re award free, but :) I’ve nominated you for some awards. If you choose to accept them, you’ll find them here:-


  34. Your work sounds fascinating. Also I love your taste in literature. Tolkien especially is my favorite.


  35. Calamari, yum. Are you sure you don’t want another child? Actually, we’re quite fond of our teen son. One is quite enough, don’t you agree?


  36. Hi! I’m interning as a publicist for author Amber Skye Forbes. We’re looking for places to host a book blast to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her YA novel, When Stars Die. My email is sebstarcevic(at)gmail(dot)com if you’re interested! Happy writing!


  37. LindaGHill says:

    Hey Charles. I came across this and thought of you, since you’ve been in and out of Wattpad. I keep hearing about it in the news. Haven’t read the whole article but I thought you might be interested.
    Cheers. :)


  38. Hi, Charles. I’ve been trying to figure out how to contact you since you don’t follow me on Twitter. *Cough Cough** It’s okay:) But anyway, I host a blog in which I feature authors each month. I prefer fantasy authors and comedy, but I’m open to all genres. I am very interested in sharing you with my followers, especially since you have a new book out. It would be a great chance to share additional info about that and future projects if you want. That and your insight in general. We have a lot of fun with these. Anyway, if you’re interested, please e-mail me at Thank you!


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