Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I am sometimes too hard on myself.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. It goes without saying that I would love to meet Edgar Poe. I would like to tell him how much the world loves his work and how, through his writing, he spawned the genre of mystery fiction. I'd also like to thank him for the inspiration. Then I'd probably barrage him with all sorts of questions and, if it didn't seem like too sensitive a subject, I'd ask him what happened on the night he was found delirious in Baltimore.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Teaching and performing bellydance.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Severus Snape