About Claire Freedman
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. I have been employed at Harrods as a trainee buyer, worked as a dental nurse (that didn't last long!), as a PA in a printing company and my very first job was at the BBC as a secretary.
Q. Favorite job
Q. High school and/or college
A. I attended Pinner Grammar School and left at 16 to start work.
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Elgar - very British and rousing
Q. Favorite movie
A. Roman Holiday
Q. Favorite television show
A. I am hooked on medical programmes - I think I must be a frustrated doctor!
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Social, fun, frantic, hardworking, friends, family, shopping, chocolate
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Treat other people as you would like to be treated yourself
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Being fully content and at peace with yourself, your loved ones, your life, and with God.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Losing my husband
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Bormes de Mimosa - the most beautiful village in the South of France
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Probably some brilliant surgeon out there, saving lives.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. This will be the last dress/t-shirt/shoes etc I'm buying this month!!
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Lots of things - but you can't turn the clock back!
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'd love to be able to illustrate my own books
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Getting published!!
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I try to do everything at the same time!
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. loyalty to those I love
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Myself - only better and wiser!
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My hair - it's very curly and there is an awful lot of it!
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd love to have a good long chat with Moses.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. I have two - dog poo and litter
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Clothes shopping - it is totally relaxing (though not for my husband!)
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I'd be a brilliant surgeon
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, loyalty and faithfulness
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Shania Twain - From This Moment, The Lighthouse Family - High, Elton John - Saturday Night, Diana Ross - Do You Know Where You're Going To?, Katie Melua - Closest Thing To Crazy! These are some of my favorite songs, but ask me next week and they might change!
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Shakespeare - no one can describe human emotions more poetically. Sophie Kinsella - for a fun read her 'Shopaholic' books are brilliant, as are Marion Keyes novels.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. I don't have 5 favourite adult books - it would be impossible to choose. However my one time all favorite children's book is A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Read the genre you wish to write for.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. What gave you the idea?