COMPULSION by Martina Boone
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Live bold and dream big.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Singing. I'm tone deaf, but I love to sing. It's an ugly combination.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Right now? Prince's "Purple Rain," Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," Bob Marley's "By the Rivers of Babylon," Faith Hill's "Breathe," and Daughtry's "No Surprise." Also anything epic and heartfelt. I'm a sucker for historical songs that have survived either because they're about an event or emotion that's too meaningful to be forgotten, or because they are so good that they've worked themselves into the history and mythology of a group of people. Those kinds of songs become more than the sum of their parts.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I stopped writing for twenty years. I wish I hadn't.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'd like to be a better writer. Also a younger one. :)