John Corey Whaley
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Good writing is never forced.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Edgar Allan Poe-but only because we're both writers and we share the same birthday.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. The use of double negatives or the misuse of the words "lay" and lie".
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I tend to find humor in almost everything-even when I shouldn't.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Aside from getting my first novel published, I'd say my greatest achievement has been teaching public school for five years without freaking out.