Author Revealed

About Barbara Odanaka

Q. Previous occupations

A. Yacht brass polisher, Los Angeles Times reporter, parking valet.

Q. Favorite job

A. Skateboarding in an inflatable cow suit.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. The Frames (Irish alt-rock)

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Rolling, rollicking, coffee-fueled chaos---with chocolate pit stops.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Good books, cuddly cats, strong coffee---the muses of my life.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Stepping on frogs in my bare feet.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Sitting by the edge of the sea in Taveuni, Fiji.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Stoked!

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My height--or lack thereof.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People talking during movies!

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Performing school assemblies on the life of an author!

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, sincerity, humor.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Rocky road ice cream.

On Books and Writing

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory One Hundred Years of Solitude Remains of the Day To Kill A Mockingbird The Snowy Day

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin