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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Dancing class.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not grabbing the chance I'd won at 21 to go to New York and get the job Anne Hathaway's character had in "The Devil Wears Prada." As the only child of a widowed Midwestern mother I heeded her fears, not my heart. After seeing the movie . . . maybe she was right.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. After writing and cats, my favorite thing is water, so I'd be on a tropical beach listening to Jimmy Buffet.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Bram Stoker's Dracula, fangs down.