This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Novelist! I can’t imagine anything better than this. Though I think it would be fun to drive a Zamboni or operate a forklift.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. This is hard, because I love villains. I often root for them if they’re more interesting than the hero. The first ones who come to mind are David Bowie’s Goblin King from LABYRINTH, and the Phantom from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. They were so fascinating and tempting and offered such magic.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I had to consult my husband on this one, and he said it’s that I don’t take myself too seriously.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Bugs Bunny. I love trickster heroes (Ciara Griffin of my WVMP Radio series is a good example of my own). Bugs was always two or three (or more) steps ahead of his opponent and never had to resort to force to win the day. He was just cool.