The Fabulous Mr. Flynn Swims With the Mermaids

I nagged and nagged, but finally the fabulous Mr. Flynn agreed to be my Guy Day interviewee. What can I tell you about him? Well, he’s from New Jersey, but without the accent. He’s almost a full foot taller than me. And Kate Upton is on his island. 🙂

Also, he edited my interview questions. Yep, I like ’em like that.

Imagine, you’re totally unlucky enough to never have met me (I know, I know it’s heartbreaking) You walk into a bar and see three equally attractive women. How do you decide who to hit on?

So you’re saying take looks completely out of the equation because they’re even? I don’t know if that’s even possible in a hypothetical case. But I’ll play along. You didn’t say whether they were all alone (or upright, for that matter) at the bar. So the first thing I would do is see how they were interacting with folks at the bar. Does one of them have a sexy laugh? Is one of them acting like a bitch because the waitress or bartender isn’t tending to them fast enough? Does another seem too pretentious? I can tell you the last thing I would probably notice is shoes.

What do romance writers get wrong about men?

I have to be one of the least qualified people to answer that question. That’s like asking someone without a TV to talk about what’s wrong with cable news. The extent of my knowledge about romance writers pretty much starts and ends with you. If the writing in the genre is anything like the book covers, I think men are doing OK.

The fabulous Mr. Flynn reading his favorite romance.

What type of guy do you think would make the perfect romance novel hero?

I’m definitely not the target audience. But growing up watching reruns of ‘70s crime dramas, I always thought that Jim Rockford and Banacek were awesome characters, oozing cool as they solved crimes and hocked up with attractive women. James Garner played the moody but likeable Rockford superbly in the “The Rockford Files.” George Peppard played the cultured lead in “Banacek.” Like Rockford, Banacek was intelligent, funny and mysterious. Those qualities would probably still work today in romance novels or TV – minus the leisure suits, of course.

Describe the perfect day without a woman.

Probably starts with a run or hockey. Definitely a long breakfast at a diner with a newspaper. If I’m out of town, I like to walk around see the sights.

Now describe the perfect day with a woman (you do know that’s me right?).

That’s difficult to say. Our best days are often our most spontaneous. But the day starts and ends in a hotel suite with the ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door. In between, we eat good food, have plenty of laughs and drinks, and even enjoy some relaxing silence.

What is the most embarrassing thing about having a wife who writes romance?

I don’t know about embarrassing, but it’s kind of weird to share you in a way with strangers.


Now there was one question he wouldn’t answer and that was which one of my heroes was he most like. The truth is, whether he realizes it or not, he’s the basis for all of them.

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About Avery Flynn

Writer. Smart Ass. Lover of Chocolate. Bringing steamy romance with a twist of mystery to the masses, one hot book at a time.

32 thoughts on “The Fabulous Mr. Flynn Swims With the Mermaids

  1. I don’t even know what to say!! I love the both of your senses of humor–I can’t even imagine how you two don’t just crack each other up non stop. Thank you for sharing your Fabulous Mr. Flynn with us.

    “That’s like asking someone without a TV to talk about what’s wrong with cable news. The extent of my knowledge about romance writers pretty much starts and ends with you. If the writing in the genre is anything like the book covers, I think men are doing OK.”

    Fishy sister, after reading this interview, I can solidly say that you, my friend, are doing OK too 😉

  2. Hahaha! This was so fun, Avery! What a great idea to interview a spouse! It’s always fun to see the “other” half of our friends- it provides another perspective. Will totally have to see if I can twist my man’s arm to do something like this too someday. 🙂

  3. Be still my heart, I think I’m in love. He’s funny, smart and wise enough to know when to ‘not’ answer a question. Isn’t it like a guy to ask if the women were upright?

  4. Banacek? What is that?

    Anyhoo, super funny guy day, Avery and Mr. Avery. I want more questions. More. More. More! 😉

  5. Awe. Love his answers…he has quite a sense of humor. So sad that he doesn’t notice women’s shoes. Tell him women don’t notice men’s hub caps either. 🙂

  6. Ahhhh. Loved me my Rockford Files. That vintage phone ringing at the beginning of the episode. And I’ll even take those leisure suits. He was such a dreamy and cranky guy. LOL.
    Fun interview, Mr. and Mrs. Flynn. I was so glad to hear that men do think women are bitches who are mean to bartenders and other servers. I can’t stand that!
    We’ll have to call an encore for this one. He’s so fun!
    Three thumbs up. Well, I only have two, but three sounds so much better.

  7. That was a very cute and funny interview, Mr. And Mrs. Avery. But I gotta say my favorite part was where you said he was the basis of all your heroes, Avery. Sigh. So sweet.

  8. LOL, this was SO entertaining! Love The Fabulous Mr. Flynn’s idea of a perfect day with you, Avery! Not that I would ask to tag along or anything… 🙂

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