Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. All of writing is rewriting.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Changes too frequently for me to be able to say. I usually have a "song" for every book I'm working on.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Changes frequently, but at the moment I'm a huge adrmirer of Barack Obama.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Fried clams from the Clam Box in Ipswich Mass.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My big mouth, probably.