Author Revealed

About Diane Lee Wilson

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 6/7

Q. Previous occupations

A. Assistant horse trainer, welder, veterinary assistant, advertising copywriter

Q. Favorite job

A. I'm doing it!

Q. High school and/or college

A. Rock Island H.S., University of Iowa

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Alicia Keys

Q. Favorite movie

A. Love Actually

Q. Favorite television show

A. Gilmore Girls

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Each happy morning: What will I learn today?

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "This above all: to thine ownself be true."

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A stack of literature, a pot of coffee, and no deadlines.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. My To Do List will exceed My Lifetime

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. The Orkney Islands

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Beryl Markham

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Barack Obama

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Give me ten more minutes."

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I don't believe in regret.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To fly.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. The relationship I have with my daughter.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Open-mindedness.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Who I am becoming.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Inquisitiveness.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Hazel (from Watership Down)

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Outsider (from Watchers)

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Elizabeth I--How did you maintain the self-confidence to rule under such adversity?

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Xenophobia.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Research.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Olympic-level equestrian trainer/competitor

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Integrity, perseverance, kindness.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Anything dipped in coffee.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The Minnow and The Trout (A Fine Frenzy), Here, There and Everywhere (The Beatles), Funeral For a Friend (Elton John), Rockferry (Duffy), Going Under (Evanescence)

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Amy Tan, Anne Tyler

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Gilead (Robinson), Lonesome Dove (McMurtry), The Remains of the Day (Ishiguro), To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee), Watership Down (Adams).

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. There are too many books I've not yet read!

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Firmly muzzle the editor inside your head.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. I really liked your story!