My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I get discouraged easily, but I never give up.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would like to meet Rabbi Leon Modena, 17th century Venetian rabbi, whose autobiography I read, and ask him if there wasn't something- anything- that gave him pleasure in his life. Such a crotchety old boy!
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Pruning. I love to prune anything and everything, from hedges to palms trees to vines.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Hannibal Lector
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I would be a 2011 Harley Davidson Road King with street pipes.