A. Overcome your fears.
A. I have always been intrigued by Isabella Rossellini.
A. A cat.
A. Mary, Queen of Scots.
A. Gargamel from the Smurfs. Also Clare Quilty from Nabokov's Lolita.
A Conversation with Irina Reyn, Author of What Happened to Anna K.
Q: What influenced you to become a writer?
IR: As an immigrant, writing was the last vocation I imagined for myself. In fact, I avoided it as long as I could, waiting for a calling in medicine, computer programming, or public relations. In order to allow myself to be a writer, I first had to discard or fail at every other sensible profession.
Q:What inspired you to update...