Author Revealed

About Carolyn Meyer

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 6/8

Q. Previous occupations

A. I was briefly a secretary and hated every minute of it.

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing (and rewriting; and re-rewriting)

Q. High school and/or college

A. Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, where I majored in English

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Bach; Mozart; Lang Lang--he's a very cool pianist

Q. Favorite movie

A. Any foreign film with subtitles

Q. Favorite television show

A. Evening news and weather; otherwise, I don't watch TV (I'd rather be reading)

Revealing Questions

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

A. seriously funny, focused, fruitful, fanciful, fascinated, fortunate

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do it right the first time, or maybe the second or third.

On Books and Writing

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. I can't keep up with all the books I haven't read and want to read, so I never read the same book twice.

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

A. Learn to accept criticism of your work; it's the only way to grow.

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

A. "You've turned me on to history!" I disliked history when I was young, and I'm happy when I can make it exciting for today's young readers.