This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Not being liked. A close second would be admitting my greatest fear.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Awesome. Seriously. I also use parentheses way too much (or maybe just enough).
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. If you mean physical trait, it’s probably my smile. I must have a weird face, because whenever I’m not smiling, people ask if I’m upset. Nine times out of ten, I’m just thinking. Then they insist I must be annoyed at something, and eventually it becomes true. If you mean personality trait, people usually say I’m incredibly nice. I’m proud of this, because it means I’ve totally fooled 99% of those who’ve met me.
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.