Behind the Book: The Anatomy of Dreams
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Don't stop believing.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I have a small jewelry business, and before that I made stationary. I love to do things with my hands, usually while watching trashy television on my computer. Like "The Bachelor." Of which I am very ashamed.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. I can't think of anything I feel prouder of or more grateful for than publishing this book with Atria.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My grandmother. She wanted to move to Paris to be a writer, but instead fell in love with my grandfather, a student at Yale Divinity School. Though she became a minister's wife, Grandma refused to lose her eccentricity, her open-minded curiosity, or her love of difference. She doesn't agree with the concept of the Eucharist, keeps a massive painting of a nude woman tussling with a snake in the living room, and embraced my mom completely when Mom began to date another woman.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Compassion, genuineness, intelligence.