Carole Nelson Douglas
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying, to paraphrase Bob Dylan
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. My writing has allowed me to "be" any gender and species from a cat to a queen to a counter-terrorist to an albino vampire. I wouldn't trade my multi-personalities for any one state, but if I was a tree, Barbara, I'd be a Hollywood Twist.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Jo AND Amy from "Little Women," D'Artangan from "The Three Musketeers."
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not grabbing the chance I'd won at 21 to go to New York and get the job Anne Hathaway's character had in "The Devil Wears Prada." As the only child of a widowed Midwestern mother I heeded her fears, not my heart. After seeing the movie . . . maybe she was right.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?