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 are your most overused words or phrases?
A. At one point I had to go through my manuscript and cut out the word "lovely." I think I'd used it like 133 times or something outrageous like that. What can I say, there are a lot of lovely things in this world.
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.
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.