How a Pair of Shoes Saved One Woman’s Life
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Why am I so tired?"
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "Interesting." Which is so not interesting!
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Teaching writing. Although I admit I have an ill-advised running-a-bookstore fantasy.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I once refused to try baby squid served in its own ink, on the grounds of being a vegetarian. I still think it sounds horrifying, but I was at a family dinner in the Basque country in Spain, and I mean, you know. YOLO.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A sunny morning with my family in our secret picnic spot in the park. Followed by both children spontaneously napping at the same time, leaving me to an armchair, a cup of coffee, and a good book.