My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would slip into Scott of the Antarctic's tent, pitched out on the Ross Ice Shelf in late March 1912, and ask his right-hand man, Birdie Bowers, why he doesn't make a dash for the safety of One Ton Camp, only 11 miles away. This is before they all perish from cold and starvation. I would also offer him a hot cup of cocoa, then worry about having upset the time-space continuum and wrecked all of history.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I'm living it
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I love weeding. When I run out of weeds of my own, I start on other people's gardens.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Humor, forgiveness, an open mind