Author Revealed

About Elizabeth Rose Stanton

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 10/5

Q. Previous occupations

A. Architect, portrait artist, fine artist, parent

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing and illustrating.

Q. High school and/or college

A. The Park School of Buffalo, Skidmore College, and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Benjamin Britten

Q. Favorite movie

A. Harvey

Q. Favorite television show

A. I don't watch much television. I watch the Internet.

Revealing Questions

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

A. How about 5: architect, parent, artist, illustrator, author

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "All's well that ends well."

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. There's no such thing.  That's why we write stories.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Sasquatch . . . and clowns.

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

A. In a kayak. On a smooth lake.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Beatrix Potter

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Lisbeth Zwerger

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. So far: bwwaaak and oink

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not starting sooner.

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

A. Banjo playing

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Ask me on my deathbed.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Fear

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Fear

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

A. A cat. Oh, those naps!

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Sense of humor.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Dorothy Gale

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Wicked Witch of the West

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Sherlock Holmes. I wouldn't have to say anything.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Excessive noise-- of any kind.

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

A. Drawing

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Banjo player

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

A. Honesty, loyalty, kindness

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

A. Chicken wings (just kidding). Real answer-- candy.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Can't say. They keep changing.

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. L. Frank Baum, Willa Cather, Pearl S. Buck, Margaret Wise Brown, Roger Duvoisin, A. A. Milne, Drew Daywalt

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

A. Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf ErlbruchMy Antonia by Willa CatherThe Good Earth by Pearl S. BuckWhen the Wind Blew by Margaret Wise BrownThe Oz Books

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?


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

A. Be brave.

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

A. Quirky