My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Karma is a boomerang. (One of my characters said it first!)
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. My literary agent once told me it was Aww. I think she actually called it a verbal tic. That’s the kind of agent you want to have.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I’d love to be a songwriter. I used to teach the Aerosmith kids, and right around the time my first novel came out, I had this great conversation with Steven Tyler. He wanted to know how I could write a whole novel, and I said that if I could say it in a song, I wouldn’t have to.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I can’t do anything halfway.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Perfectly fleeting.