Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "When you give up your dreams, you die." I learned that when I saw the movie Flashdance at age 12 and took it to heart.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. At my desk, happy with what I'm writing
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Maggie Lunel of Mistral's Daughter
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "that's genius" "I'm so stressed"
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. chocolate chip cookies