Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. All of writing is rewriting.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "Just" and "that." I have to take a million of them out of every ms.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Far too many to name.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Being loved by some pretty terrific people.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. The people I've lost and the things we didn't have a chance to laugh together about.