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Who in the World is Jeffrey Weeks?

In Interviews on September 2, 2009 at 8:00 am

jeffreymugHe’s the weekly columnist for the Brunswick Beacon newspaper in North Carolina and an award-winning freelance writer with a passion for saltwater fishing and popular entertainment.

Jeffrey Weeks is also a prolific Contributor on AC, and has been drumming up articles about seafood, music, movies, and entertainment reviews since April 2009. He’s also one of AC’s ‘Rising Stars’ for 2009.

I caught up with this busy dad, writer and fishing enthusiast to find out who in the world Jeffrey Weeks really is…

SK: How did you get started with writing for AC?
JW: I’ve written for a local newspaper for years and started up a blog. Lots of fishing reports, updates on my girls, and entertainment commentary. I wanted to do some really long posts on it, but didn’t want to clutter it up. AC was perfect. I can do my short stuff on my blog and link to the long stuff on AC!

SK: What inspired you to join?
JW: It’s a very cool name. I like to feel associated. It’s better than feeling disconnected.

SK: Your favorite content category to browse at work is:
JW: Arts and Entertainment. I’m a huge fan of Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame) and a lot of actors and actresses associated with sci-fi/fantasy stuff. I love the shows Smallville, Fringe, and Dollhouse—and the cancelled shows Buffy, Angel, and Firefly. Allison Mack is a goddess.

SK: Do you write for other online sites or publications, or do you publish exclusively on AC?
JW: I write a weekly fishing column in a local newspaper. Other than my blog posts I do my entertainment writing, as well as some fishing and sports stuff, on AC.

SK: Your most popular/most commented/newsworthy article?
JW: Simple Rigs Make Live Bait Fishing Easy. I guess people like to learn the easy way to catch fish. Also, quite a few folks were concerned about the fate of the TV show Dollhouse, as FOX to Announce Fate of Dollhouse on Monday was hit a lot. The show, fortunately, was renewed. I recently put out Who Is Felicia Day? You NEED to know.

SK: Name one website you visit at least once per day:
JW: You mean besides that amazing blog A Dash Of Salty at saltyweeks.blogspot.com? Oh, I guess you do. Well, I can never go a day without checking whedonesque.com, a site geared to fans of Joss Whedon’s work.

SK: Three Contributors that have inspired you or whose work you enjoy reading regularly:
JW: Lori Lane, Robin Vinci, and Paul Diamond Blow are three I read all the time. I like Paul because he throws curve balls.

SK: Your favorite form of caffeine?

JW: Coffee, black, fast, now. More.

SK: A favorite hobby when you’re not writing for AC?
JW: Fishing, by far. I’ve been fishing practically since I could walk. There’s nothing better for the spirit, IMO. I am also one hell of a cook. And my DVD collection rocks.

SK: Your favorite article topics to write about are…
JW: I write about fishing a lot, and also cooking fish or any type of seafood. I also cover entertainment as it relates to some very good current TV shows: Smallville, Fringe, and Dollhouse. I’m a Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Braves fan and will write on them occasionally. I seem to mention beautiful actresses quite a bit: Anna Torv, Felicia Day, Allison Mack. Not sure why that happens.

SK: One pearl of wisdom for any AC Contributor?
JW: Write what you know. And be original. Oh, wait a minute…

SK: Your favorite quote about writing or otherwise:

JW: “Hearts are worn in these dark ages. You’re not alone in this story’s pages.” Sarah McLachlan wrote that. Very wise. The world is screwed, but you don’t have to be.

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  1. I like his style and wit in this interview. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I think he is am amazing writer with great knowledge, talent and humor.

  3. I enjoy the recipes, the intelligent angles on fishing ideas and news. I also tune in to his weekly program plugs. I suggest everyone do the same. Not only are the articles well rounded, they are intellectually sound. Five-star quality, thumbs up for Jeffrey Weeks. A special thanks to Mr. Weeks for all he has supplied North Carolina, and myself.

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