About Jeyn Roberts
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Singer, songwriter, bicycle courier, actress, tree planter, accounts manager, ToysRUs
Q. Favorite job
A. I loved playing in a band.
Q. High school and/or college
A. The University of Briitish Columbia and Bath Spa University
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Nine Inch Nails
Q. Favorite movie
A. Donnie Darko
Q. Favorite television show
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Loves change, adventure, dreaming of tomorrow.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. It doesn't matter what you believe as long as you believe. No adventure is too small, every moment is worth living.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Such a hard question! Perfect happiness comes from within. If you're not happy with yourself, you'll never be satisfied with the world around you. For me, happiness can be several things. It can be travelling. It can be hanging out with good friends. It can be sitting on the couch and having my cat purring in my ear.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Becoming stagnant. There's so much to see and do. I'm constantly afraid I'm going to miss something.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. On a plane, travelling somewhere new and amazing.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Oh, that's a tough one. I'll have to get back to it.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My mother. She's the strongest woman I know.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I'm pretty sure I say 'like' a lot. Groovy. Doooode.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I don't believe in regrets. Everything we do or don't do, shapes us. My bad choices only move me forward.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'd like to be able to fly.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. For me, it was getting my MA in Creative Writing.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Impatience. I always want to do things now. I'm not good at waiting and sitting still.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. No matter what, I'm always there for my friends and family.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'd like to be an astronaut and go into space.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Friendly and outgoing.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Francie Nolan in 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Severus Snape.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would love to sit down with Ernest Hemmingway and have a chat.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. people who are cruel to animals.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Singing and songwriting.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Rock Star!
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, passion, friendship,
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. Sweet Carolina - Ryan Adams, Hurt - Nine Inch Nails, So Fine - Peppersands, Ashes of San Miguel - Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Helena - Earlstown Winter
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Betty Smith, JK Rowling, Ernest Hemmingway, Douglas Coupland, Jonathan Stroud,
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Girlfriend in a Coma Memoirs of a Geisha What's Eating Gilbert Grape Harry Potter
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Never give up your dream.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Where do you get your ideas