Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. All of writing is rewriting.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Far too many to name.
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 do you regret most?
A. The people I've lost and the things we didn't have a chance to laugh together about.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?