Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. All of writing is rewriting.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Love to cook.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. A scullery maid working for Virginia Wolfe in Bloomsbury. Or maybe V.W.'s cook.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Concert cellist.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. With my husband on the barge we used to have in France. Probably on the Canal de Burgogne.