Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Maybe not my biggest but certainly my most frequent is a terror related to inadequate computer backup. I live in fear of losing work.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Gardening. I like how physical it is. I like how magical it is. Like is much too mild a word.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Procrastination. I don't mind it in others, but my own procrastination drives me bonkers.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Talent, or superpower? I'd like the power of transport -- click my heels and I'm there. More realistically, I wish I had more of a talent for zingers and impressions. Sadly, the only accent I can do is mine.