Carole Nelson Douglas
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying, to paraphrase Bob Dylan
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. My writing has allowed me to "be" any gender and species from a cat to a queen to a counter-terrorist to an albino vampire. I wouldn't trade my multi-personalities for any one state, but if I was a tree, Barbara, I'd be a Hollywood Twist.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Not getting it all written down before I exit.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Defying the "common wisdom" that you can't make a living in the arts by quitting a "forever"-secure, well-paid journalism job to write fiction full time.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Women who broke social barriers, Florence Nightingale, Louisa May Alcott, Annie Oakley, Rosie the Riveter, and Barbara Walters (who IS the history of media women).