My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Live, and let live.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. So far, I think it's writing. Well, that and discovering a great stock of patience that I never knew I had.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'm good with who I am.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. When I was younger I wanted to work in the baby animal section of the zoo -- lion and tiger cubs, specifically -- but I think I would have overdosed on cuteness, so it's just as well that I never pursued it. Of jobs I've actually held to support my writing, I'd say zooming around all summer driving a lunchtruck. Excellent job: great money, being out in the sun with the music blasting, selling food and meeting great people. It was wonderful.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Reliability, determination, enthusiasm, kindness and a great sense of humor