John Corey Whaley
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Good writing is never forced.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. If I could meet any historical character, I think it would have to be William Shakespeare. I'd like to ask him a lot, but mostly questions about Macbeth.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Aside from getting my first novel published, I'd say my greatest achievement has been teaching public school for five years without freaking out.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Atticus Finch.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I would really like to play the mandolin or the violin. I'd also like to be a good singer.