Novelist Courtney Sheinmel on kids and AIDS
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Try to be one of those people on whom nothing is lost. - Henry James
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My height -- I'm only 5 feet tall.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Like a Prayer, by Madonna; Boys in the Trees, by Carly Simon; Riverwide, by Sheryl Crow; There Goes the Neighborhood, by Sheryl Crow; What I Did for Love, from A Chorus Line
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Being in close proximately to all my favorite people; hanging out and enjoying their company, along with good food; and having a place of my own to go to when I want to sit and write.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. When I was young I said I wanted to grow up to be a writer, and I did!