Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Happy writing in Bath, fab husband, cats, friends.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Never give up.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Home, a lazy long lunch in the sunshine with close friends and family, my husband Steve cooking (he's a great cook) cats dozng about on their backs, a jasmine scented breeze. Bliss.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Loss of people I love.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Home. I just moved to Bath and love it here.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. God, this questionnaire is hard. Identify with? Um. OK, Einstein because he was a seeker, always looking for answers to the big questions.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My parents, they're both decent solid people who don't judge and who get on with life whatever it throws at them.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. What I think is...
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not living nearer to my family.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. The ability to put down on canvas some of the visuals I see in my head.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Really great friends.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. God! You'd have to ask those who know me. They'd have a long list.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Loyalty to my friends.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Invisible. Imagine the fun you could have.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I had to call my husband to ask him this one. He said empathy and generosity. Ar. That's nice.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Kate from What Katie DId by Susan Coolidge. I loved those books when I was young.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. At the moment, I like Sue Sylvester from Glee. She gets all the best lines.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Buddha. I'd say, so... what's it all about then?
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who talk in the cinema and in the quiet carriage on trains. Arghhh.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. reading and OK, I admit it, shopping.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Rock and roll diva.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Sense of humour, integrity, generosity.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Chips. And Pakistani mangoes. I could live on them. Ok, that's two things...
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Man From Mars - Joni Mitchell, Expecting to FLy - Buffalo Springfield, White Rabbit - Grace Slick and Jefferson Airoplane, You Do Something to Me - Paul Weller, Forever Young - Chrissie Hynde