This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready
My Life in 8 Words
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. It would be cool to be a cat for a while. I’d get to stay up all night, see in the dark, get fed and petted for doing pretty much nothing.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Graduating college in only four years! I switched majors three times (before I discovered writing, I didn’t have much stick-to-it-ive-ness at anything) and had to take a very heavy load my last semester. I could’ve coasted like most seniors, but I really wanted to get an Honors degree instead of just a basic English degree. I had to write nineteen papers plus a thesis! But I did it somehow, and the courses I took that last semester blew my mind wide open, so I’m really glad I took the rough road for once in my life.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Sense of humor, empathy, and compassion
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Playing Wii Fit. I’ve always hated exercise with a passion, but I love video games, and I love beating my husband’s scores, so it’s super motivating.