A. "Don't pick it." My Mom told me that, and it applies to any number of situations.
A. Pennywise in Stephen King's IT. Seriously, if there's anything scarier than a killer clown, I don't even want to know about it.
A. I think I'm supposed to say something about my children or my books here, but honestly, any morning that I wake up and find that I've successfully charged the various electronic devices that I'll need, that's a good day.
A. Linda Voss, from Susan Isaac's SHINING THROUGH, a secretary-turned-spy who saves the world and gets the guy.
A. That women's fiction is still -- still! -- considered less worthy than the stuff men writer. And that's if it's considered at all.