Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. All of writing is rewriting.
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 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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Far too many to name.