Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Mutual, healthy love. The woods, the ocean, warm sun, fresh snow. Friends and food and laughter. Quiet time alone. Productivity of a non-frantic nature. A book by the fire. Pizza cooking over that fire.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Losing perspective; rats
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "This is a [complete, utter, absolute] nightmare."
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I would love to be a good dancer -- salsa, tap, breakdance, ballet...Beautiful and challenging.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I'm a bit sensitive. [Cue coughing from loved ones who take issue with "a bit."]
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Enthusiasm for the things that excite me.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I'm an expressive talker, from my facial expressions to my hand motions. It's an interactive experience.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Jo March (Little Women); Dorothea Brooke (Middlemarch)
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Miss Havisham (Great Expectations); Iago (Othello); the Wicked Witch of the West (duh); Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. I have to admit that grammatical errors bug me -- i.e. your/you're mix-ups and the like.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I love to cook, try new recipes, and work with fresh ingredients.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Broadway actress.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, independence, and humor.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "Part of Your World" (The Little Mermaid); "Positively 4th Street" (Bob Dylan); "Sadie" (Joanna Newsom); "America" (Simon & Garfunkel); "One Day More" (Les Miserables)