About Andrea Perry
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. MH Residential Program Coordinator, Library aide, Coordinator of Museum Volunteers, Children's Hospital Clinic Secretary
Q. Favorite job
A. Writing Children's Books
Q. High school and/or college
A. Mt. Lebanon High School, Carlow College, University of Pittsburgh
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Earth, Wind and Fire
Q. Favorite movie
A. Annie Hall
Q. Favorite television show
A. Big Bang Theory or Dirty Jobs
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Never know what to expect!
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. There is bound to be humor everywhere; just gotta know where to find it!
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Being surrounded by people who love you.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Having all my future manuscripts rejected!
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. With my two children in Florida.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Really, very, like, unbelievably
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Starting this questionaire and seeing the variety of questions I was not expecting.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Play the drums
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. My two children.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I am not tough enough.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. My humor.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A palm tree maybe? Close enough to see the ocean every day, but still able to withstand hurricane force winds.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Yertle the Turtle
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Celebrity children's book authors - ugh!!
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Mother, I guess, but aren't we mothers even when writing?
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I would love to research all those off-beat facts on the Snapple lids.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Humility, humor, intelligence
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Respect, Aretha Franklin; Funeral for a Friend, Elton John; If I Loved You, from "Carousel"; Anything from the WICKED soundtrack!; California Dreamin', The Mamas and the Papas
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Anne Tyler, Robert Parker, Ed McBain, Laura Lippman, Alice Hoffman, James Lee Burke, Carl Hiaasen, John Sandford Children's Authors: Dr. Seuss, Jack Prelutsky, Douglas Florian, Mo Willems, Jane Yolen
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Diary of Anne Frank, Blink, When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Join a writer's critiique group
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. They wonder where in the world I get my ideas!