'Shadow Fall' by Laura Griffin
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Of all the villains in fiction, I might have to say Hannibal Lecter. The genius of Lecter is that Thomas Harris created a terrifying villain with a sympathetic side. Anyone who saw the movie Silence of the Lambs knows what I mean... Who wasn't rooting for Lecter to take out the psychologist at the end of the film?
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Thankfully, nothing. I don't stand out in a crowd. I much prefer to hang back and observe people.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. I can't stand long-winded phone messages.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I would love to be able to play a musical instrument. And as long as this is fantasy, why not the violin? I saw a violin concert once that brought tears to my eyes.