Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. All of writing is rewriting.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Fried clams from the Clam Box in Ipswich Mass.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "Just" and "that." I have to take a million of them out of every ms.
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.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Changes frequently, but at the moment I'm a huge adrmirer of Barack Obama.