Author Revealed

About Elizabeth Maxwell

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing - there's no contest!

Q. High school and/or college

A. The Taft School in Watertown CT and Boston University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Aaron Copland

Q. Favorite movie

A. Raiders of the Lost Ark

Q. Favorite television show

A. Homeland

Revealing Questions

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

A. Run really hard. Stop. Enjoy the view.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Almost everything is funny if you look at it the right way.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Good shade over my head, my toes in the sand and a new novel in my hands.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Running out of ideas

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Thailand

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Beryl Markham

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Gabrielle Giffords

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. 'just'

Q. What do you regret most?

A. not having more adventures in my twenties

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. running

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. my children

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. an inability to sit still

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. i can get a lot done in a day!

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Stephen King. I'd love to be in his head for a little while...

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm tall

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Indiana Jones

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Darth Vadar

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. how social media butchers the english language

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. baking

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. screenwriter

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. humor, integrity and the ability to listen

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

A. Cupcakes!

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Jhumpa LahiriBarbara KingsolverAnn PatchettRobert ParkerSusan IssacsStephen King

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. The Interpreter of MaladiesThe Poisonwood BibleFirestarterShining ThroughThe God of Small Things

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. The Stand

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

A. Don't quit.

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

A. Your books are funny and a nice escape from reality.