My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."--E.L. Doctorow
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. You tell me--I'm sure you'll find them in my books!
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I would LOVE to be able to dance. Lovelovelove. I took tap and ballet as a teen, but neither quite "stuck." I love to watch all forms of dance.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Right this very second I am sitting on a cozy couch overlooking the swimming pool and the sun-drenched InterCoastal here in Palm Beach--not too many complaints.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I am in awe of the entire faculty at Vermont College of the Fine Arts, where I received my MFA in writing for children and young adults. Brilliant minds, all of them, and amazing mentors.