My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Choose wisely.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reference librarian -- I was one, for several years, and I loved learning new things every day.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Happiness is that feeling of "yes!" when you're writing a book, and all the pieces suddenly snap into place, and you know the characters and setting and plot from the beginning through the middle to the end, and it is absolutely, perfectly right.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Losing my mental capacity, through either disease or injury.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People not waiting their turn -- in lines at stores, in lanes while driving, etc.