Crazy/Awkward Interview – Jamie Tucker Dougan


Today Jamie Tucker Dougan stopped by for a crazy/awkward interview. He’s written a few short stories, check out the blurb for The Rubicon Trail:

3 guys win a trip of a lifetime… and all expenses paid trip to America and to tackle the world famous Rubicon Trail…

The Rubicon Trail is a fictionalization of the author’s real life trip to California and Nevada. Follow the adventure from how it all began in Scotland and all the way to Lake Tahoe. Read about the fun and mishaps at Zephyr Cove. The adventures in a Jeep as they tackled the Rubicon Trail. And an unforgettable morning in San Francisco.

Get it at Amazon or Amazon UK

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Crazy/Awkward Interview with Jamie Tucker Dougan

*gestures at the empty seat beside her* Hey, Tucker! Er… *takes off the ski mask* Sorry about that. Go ahead and sit. Want a piece of fancy chocolate or cheese? *eyes carefully to see which is picked*


So I see you’ve written about a trip to the States. I’ve got to ask, have you been over here?

I have. I was lucky enough to win the dream trip of a lifetime through a former employer. The Rubicon Trail is a fictionalization of that trip. Hopefully I’ll return one day with my wife and boys.

That leads me into my next question:

Q: You discover a coin that allows you to become governor of any American state. Which state do you choose, why, and what is your first act as governor?

A: Hmm, not sure about that one. I’d go for California because I’ve been there. My first act would be to legalize gambling. I’m not a gambler myself but it seems silly to me that someone living on the Californian side of South Lake Tahoe can cross the street into Nevada and spend money in the casinos. Land of the free but not free to do what you want with your money? A bit hypocritical!

Q: How do you feel about dik-dik?

A: Hooby did what with the hoo hoo? Other than being a small antelope creature (had to Google that), I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Q: A wizard appears and asks you to go on an adventure. You hope it involves A) cross-dressing grannies B) swarms of infectious space herpes C) Mario Van Peebles. Which do you pick and why?

A: Mario Van Peebles. He annoyed me in Heartbreak Ridge. Ruined and already ruined Highlander film by just being in it. And seems like the kind of person I wouldn’t get fed up slapping around the head with a wet lettuce!

Q: There can be only one. Which body part do your foes have to cut off their opponent in order to become the one?

A: Why mess with the perfect part… the head of course.

Q: What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever burnt?

A: I guess burning sugar would seem odd but kindling a coal fire wasn’t the easiest thing to do when I was a kid. It rains in Scotland… a lot. So coal, normally kept in a damp bunker, was often wet and difficult to get a fire going with. However, sprinkling sugar on it often worked a treat.

Q: You’re strapped into a chair and shown the same two movies for fifteen days. One is your favorite and one is the worst movie ever. Which two movies are you watching and what happens to you after fifteen days?

A: I’m watching Gladiator and Muriel’s Wedding. After 15 days, I’m returning the Roman Empire to its former glory by playing ABBA music at full pelt in the coliseum.

Q: Name one odd thing on your desk.

A: My desk at work has a Lego tow truck and a wee Lego man I call Triple T on it. Odd but not unusual for a 40something dad who loves Lego.

Q: A dark power comes down from the hills.

A: And taken away all the grass.

Q: Fill in the blank: You like to __________ to ___________.

A: I like to sing along to ABBA songs.

  • Hopefully by the time you put this on your blog, the first ‘episode’ on my novella series, Offside! will have been released or about to be released.
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Thanks for having me here… I’m guessing I’ll need to put the hood back on so I don’t know the location of your secret hideaway?  😉

You guess correctly, sir!

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