My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Karma is a boomerang. (One of my characters said it first!)
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Walking the beach.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Nancy Drew
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. P.T. Barnum. I’m a direct descendant, and by the way, he did not say, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” He said, “There’s a customer born every minute.” I have updated that to, “There’s a reader born every minute.”
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Being a novelist. It’s the career I almost didn’t have, and nine books in, it still feels like a fantasy.