A. Student, Spoiled Brat, Layabout
A. Assistant manager at The Anne Rice Collection, where we sold T-shirts with my mother's MRI silkscreened onto them.
A. Isidore Newman School, followed by brief stints at Brown University and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
A. James Newton Howard
A. I can finally see the blessings.
A. The truth will set you free. It might not make you rich and popular, but it will certainly set you free.
A. Living absolutely in the present, with no thoughts of the future. And a cup of Earl Grey tea very close at hand.
A. Plane crashes. I'm not afraid of flying. Not anymore. I'm afraid of the plane crashing. There's a difference.
A. Exactly where I am, but in a slightly better mood.
A. This question runs the risk of wishful thinking. I identify with Oscar Wilde. But I wouldn't compare my work to his.
A. My mother
A. In writing or when I speak? "Sort of" or "a kind of". I find myself trying to root out those weak-kneed qualifiers that pepper too many of my sentences.
A. I regret it the most when I break someone's confidence.
A. Anything that allegedly comes from the right side of the brain. I'd like to be better at mathematics and spatial relationships.
A. Quitting smoking. It was literally the most difficult thing I have ever done.
A. I worry too much.
A. I'm generous.
A. A bird, so I could fly.
A. Evan Delaney, the heroine of Meg Gardiner's excellent thrillers
A. Lasher from THE WITCHING HOUR by Anne Rice a.k.a my Mom
A. I would like to meet Alexander The Great. So I could ask him out to dinner...and if he's seeing anyone right now.
A. People who shout into their cell phones at restaurants or in the gym
A. Bookstore owner
A. Honesty, Perceptiveness. Self-discipline.
A. God Passing Over The Face Of The Waters (Moby) Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer (Sophie Ellis Bextor) Losing My Mind (Stephen Sondheim/FOLLIES) Defying Gravity (Stephen Schwartz/WICKED)
A. James Lee Burke Pat Conroy Ross MacDonald Gregg Hurwitz Eric Shaw Quinn Meg Gardiner Felice Picano T. Jefferson Parker Greg Iles Lee Child
A. THE PRINCE OF TIDES by Pat Conroy THE UNDERGROUND MAN by Ross MacDonald THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE by Pat Conroy BECOMING A MAN by Paul Monette THE WITCHING HOUR by Anne Rice
A. I'm not very good at re-reading. While I love to fixate on a certain author, I'm always looking to devour new works from them.
A. Write the book you want to read.
A. Your books are different from your mother's.