Author Revealed

About Carol Rivers

Q. Previous occupations

A. Like most writers, just about everything to pay the bills.

Q. Favorite job

A. Redecorating. It's good for the body and soul. And you can think out plots too.

Q. High school and/or college

A. No, no degrees or diplomas. I left school at 15 and did it my way!

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Handel, he's been a lifelong inspiration.

Q. Favorite movie

A. I look at the vids shelf and love every one equally. From Ghost to Gatsby, they're all unique.

Q. Favorite television show

A. Ghosthunters

Revealing Questions

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

A. My life is a story I'm telling myself.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. One day at a time.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Happiness for me, is a choice. You can wake up and think, am I going to be happy or sad today? Too simple? Perhaps, but with practice it works.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Lady Barbara Skelton - better known as the fabulous 17th century socialite, the Wicked Lady!

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Ducks" - essential to every Rivers novel.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Deep sea diver

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

A. Nuts of all types.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Tracks of My Tears, Unchained Melody, Some Say Love, Changes, Morningtown Ride

On Books and Writing

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

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

A. Keep writing, keep editing. Editing is the hardest but most valuable.

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

A. The nicest one is that they'd like to read more.