Author Revealed

About Emily W. Upham

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 4/21

Q. Previous occupations

A. Concert pianist, French Interpreter for US State Department, Life Coach

Q. Favorite job

A. Accompanist to singers of lieder and Life Coach

Q. High school and/or college

A. Hamden High School Connecticut   Sarah Lawrence College

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Bach, Ravel

Q. Favorite television show

A. In Treatment

Revealing Questions

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

A. Dramatic, unusual, colorful, creative, passionate, complicated, rewarding

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness for me is rare. But it occurs when performing a piece of music the way I want to, when composing a sentence I think is beautiful, when being engaged with a lover I love either in love-making or in other intimate ways, falling asleep to the sound of frogs in my pond, swimming at sunset, truly helping another person

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Death

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

A. Depends on the moment and many factors

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Oh my god!! What a question! Not having gone to Juilliard as a child but mostly I have come to terms with my life as it is

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

A. I have the talents- I need to develop them- would want to be a great Flamenco dancer

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Not bowing to childhood trauma

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. anxiety

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. compassion

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Warmth

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. recordings on phone instead of people

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

A. being a pianist

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. flamenco dancing

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

A. Honesty, integrity, compassion

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

A. sticky buns

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I have made my career accompanying singers of lieder