About Anna Hays
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Film producer, journalist, short order cook... script reader
Q. Favorite job
A. Writing books (of course!)
Q. High school and/or college
A. I went to Nyack High School, Oberlin College and then earned half of a graduate degree from Columbia University
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Frederick Chopin and Stevie Wonder
Q. Favorite movie
A. The Wizard of Oz
Q. Favorite television show
A. SpongeBob never gets old
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Trying to uncover life's mysteries with a smile
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Less is Always More
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Surrounded by loved ones without a care in the world. Just living in the moment, food in the 'fridge, sun in the sky, with a view of a fresh water lake or maybe it's an ocean.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Being invisible
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. On the coast of northern Spain
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My mother
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Fixing my own car (I live in LA)
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. There are two - Benjamin & Will
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Thinking too much
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I'm an optimist
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My curiosity
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Scout Finch
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. The Grinch
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Litterbugs, Pretenders
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. International Spy
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, Integrity, Humor
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Fresh black cherries
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Somewhere Over The Rainbow, For Once In My Life, Imagine, Blowin' in the Wind, Try a Little Tenderness
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, Dr. Suess, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Carson McCullers, Edith Wharton, Harper Lee
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Great Expectations To Kill A Mockingbird The Member of the Wedding The Great Gatsby Goodnight Moon
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Trust the process and yourself.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Is this book based on your real life?