Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Write when you want to but also write when you don't want to.
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Now I'm paranoid!
Q. What were your previous occupations?
A. Journalist: Yahoo, E! Online, Entertainment Weekly, Tiger Beat; TV writer: The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 7th Heaven; Assistant, Mammalogy Department at the American Museum of Natural History Author: Classic Storytellers: Stephen Crane SAT Tutor, Ticket Agent Hy-Line Cruises, Bookstore clerk