'Two If By Sea' by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. On the dark side, it would be Jack the Ripper. I would say, first, "Don't come any closer ... keep your distance!" Then I would ask, were you really a portrait painter? Were you really minor royalty? Did your biggest thrill come from doing all those horrifying things and getting away with it? Did you take great pride in terrifying all of London? And I would ask Anne Boelyn, "What makes you so different? Don't you see what's going to happen, because this guy is nuts ..."
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Playing a judge on TV ... and Dick Wolf, you could make this fantasy into reality!
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Swimming ... and watching BBC crime shows. Watching BBC crime shows while swimming would be ideal.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Rudeness in word or deed. I don't care about thoughts ...
August 10, 2015I’ll spend more money if you call me “honey.”
I’ll drive across town to go to the post office where the person behind the counter, who’s younger than I am by ten years, says, “Hey kiddo.”
I’ve always thought that I could cash in bigtime on a 900-number. Forget about phone sex. This would be phone sympathy, with a side of sweet nothings. The callers would be answered by an African-American woman of indeterminate years and girth – who sounds maternal and substantial. “He said that to you? Are you kidding me? Awww, honey.”
In fact, the number would be 1900AWHONEY.... see more