Randy Susan Meyers
THE COMFORT OF LIES by Randy Susan Meyers
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” —GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "Come Rain or Come Shine" by Ray Charles ('our' song,) "At Last" by Etta James (for my husband,) "Down On My Knees" by Ayo (best heartbreak song,) "She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer (from when I was a bartender,) "Reach Out For Me" by Dionne Warwick (from second date with husband,"
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Raising my incredible daughters.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I smile (perhaps too much--it makes my face into an apple) and can't help making jokes all the time.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Allie Fox from "Mosquito Coast" by Paul Troux--he is a spot-on capture of a man destroying everyone around him because he is so steeped in his righteousness.
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