MICHAEL HAINEY

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With our cover star busy sav­ing the world on a space­ship, ac­claimed Amer­i­can writer and best­selling author Hainey took a trip to Space HQ in New Mex­ico (p110) to see what the de­lay is, and when we’ll likely shoot for the stars.

DO YOU THINK YOU’LL VISIT SPACE IN YOUR LIFE­TIME, YES OR NO?

Yes.

AND WHAT ABOUT LEONARDO DICAPRIO (AND, OF COURSE, HIS OS­CAR)?

I think he and his Os­car will visit space in my life­time. He’ll prob­a­bly also have 12 hot women with him. Just like when he’s on an oli­garch’s yacht in St Tropez.

CHED­DAR-CHEESE CRACK­ERS ASIDE, DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER PET PEEVES?

Loud talk­ers.

WORDS OF WIS­DOM FOR HOW TO BE­COME A BEST­SELLING AUTHOR?

Trust your voice. And never give up on your vi­sion. It took me 10 years to write my book and I see now that that amount of time is what was needed, not the uni­verse try­ing to break me.

AND MAYBE SOME STARTERS FOR AS­PIR­ING WRIT­ERS?

Write ev­ery day. Writ­ing is a marathon, not a sprint. You have to build the mus­cle and do the work. If you do the work, the art ap­pears. Art re­spects work.

FOL­LOW @MICHAEL_HAINEY ON IN­STA­GRAM.

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