My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Of course I can
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Self-centered people who are oblivious to others around them.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing the cello well.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
November 17, 2008When you live in Brooklyn, NY you pretty much learn how to tune out noise—it’s a survival skill. But I am utterly unable to ignore the sound of music, whether it’s a CD I’ve chosen, or I am being involuntarily serenaded with dancehall, hip hop, gospel, or whatever is filtering from my neighbors’ windows. It’s really a problem when I’m trying to write. My words bump into the melody and I’m lost.
But sixth senses are like that—they don’t bend to your will, and for me music isn’t just about hearing. It’s as much a sense as taste or smell—has been since I was little. I grew... see more