John Corey Whaley
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Good writing is never forced.
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.
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. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Harper Lee-for writing a book that will never cease to be of vast importance.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Kindness, open-mindedness, and a good sense of humor.