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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Jo AND Amy from "Little Women," D'Artangan from "The Three Musketeers."
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Dancing class.
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 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.