Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. The talent for acquiring talents. (Talent Acquisition Tooth Fairy says, "Sorry, no fair.") OK, the ability to remember anything I read.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Moi, je ne regrette rien.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. That's like asking what's on your iPod. Gigs of music are on mine, and I change favorites all the time. If I'm writing at home, I usually play something that will help me focus on the emotion of the scene.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Me, only better. More focused, more organized, more loving, more able to Just Say No to More Books. Failing that, when I grow up I would like to be a well-fed cat in the sunlight.