My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Persistence counts."
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, intelligence, and coping ability.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Not a world-historic figure, but my maternal great-great grandmother was downright inspirational. She crossed the Oregon Trail as an 18-year-old bride headed for a place she had never been, uncertain what she would find upon arrival. Deep inside me I have a novel about her.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A Dauntless dive-bomber pilot aboard USS Enterprise in 1942. (Watch for my upcoming book on The Big E in February 2012.)
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My wife, who proves that persistence and determination can overcome years of illness.