My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Slow and steady wins the race.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Kindness. Compassion. A good sense of humor.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Somehow, my characters always seem to signal emotion by stomach "clenching". It must stop!
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A life shared with a loving partner in which you both get to do work you that is meaningful to you. That feels to me like a life with meaning and purpose ... perfect happiness for me.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who say to me: Oh, I've been thinking of writing a children's book for years. Or: When are you going to write something important?