Author Revealed

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Talking & eating with the people I love.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Oh lord, the list is endless: surgery, ticks, raw chicken, germ warfare, death.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I worry. Excessively.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am loyal. And honest.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My height, perhaps? Or my nutso, crazy, curly hair.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Anne Shirley

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. This is it.

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

A. Honesty, dependability, curiosity, humor & creativity. Okay, so 5. 5 qualities most important to me!

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

A. Apples & peanut butter.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Another endless list! But if I must limit myself: "Going to California" by Led Zeppelin, "Sun King" by The Beatles, "Vienna" by Billy Joel, this Martha Wainwright song w/ two expletives in the title, "I'm on Fire" by Bruce Springsteen, "Steppin'" by Melanie, "Where Will I Be" by Emmylou Harris, "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley, "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone, "May This Be Love" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Tweeter & the Monkey Man" by Traveling Wilburys... whoops! that's 11! Okay, I'll stop.

On Books and Writing

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

A. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon, Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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

A. Read. Write. Persevere.