Karen Halvorsen Schreck
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Open eyes. Open hands. Open heart. Open mind.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Yoga. And going for walks.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Whoever is the main character in whatever best book I’m reading. For instance, right now I’m rereading The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman for the third time because I’ll soon be teaching that book, and I’m over the moon for Lyra.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Could I be a great painter (who doesn't have to worry too much about surviving financially) living in an exotic location surrounded by friends and family? I’ll be her.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I don't really identify with anyone specifically, as much as admire and learn from people who've gone before. Hildegard of Bingen, Emily Dickinson, Anne Frank, Rosa Parks, Flannery O'Conner are individuals who immediately come to mind. But there are so many more.