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 do you regret most?
A. I always wished I'd learned to play a musical instrument when I was younger. These days I'm way too busy/lazy/old.
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. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Are you kidding? Teen novelist!
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Well, that kind of depends on one's priorities, no? I'm still pretty astounded to be making a living writing books for teens--definitely a lifelong dream of mine.