John Corey Whaley
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Good writing is never forced.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I regret waiting until my mid-twenties to really start seeing the world. I think I should have taken more risks when I was younger and worried less about being ready to grow up.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Well, I'm a teacher, so I should say "teaching". Okay, we'll go with that...
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Tornados. And Sharks. And also being buried alive.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Harper Lee-for writing a book that will never cease to be of vast importance.