E. J. Patten
Lisa McMann Interview and Reading
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Power, without compassion, is the greatest evil there is.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. A squirrel uprising. Also, dentists.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Not necessarily in order: "Foruna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna" by Carl Orff. "Battle of Evermore" by Led Zepplin. "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. "Black Wings" by Tom Waits.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would want to meet Caesar, and I would say, "Beware the ides of March...also, Brutus is plotting to kill you. You might want to look into that. Oh, and, er, could I borrow some money--you being an emperor and all? Just until my next advance comes in, I swear I'm good for it! No? Fine then, forget what I said about the ides!"
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Darth Vader.