Karen Halvorsen Schreck
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Open eyes. Open hands. Open heart. Open mind.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. “And then . . . “ I have this bad habit of beginning new paragraphs with “And then.”
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Yoga. And going for walks.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Kindness, loyalty, wisdom.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Whoever is the main character in whatever best book I’m reading. For instance, right now I’m rereading The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman for the third time because I’ll soon be teaching that book, and I’m over the moon for Lyra.