Karen Halvorsen Schreck
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Open eyes. Open hands. Open heart. Open mind.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Yoga. And going for walks.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Not fiction, but Shakespeare’s villains take the cake. Also, for me, at least, Flannery O’Conner’s.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. So hard. I love to travel. Italy is the first place that comes to mind—Rome or the coast. New Mexico, which in some places makes me feel like I’m walking around in a Georgia O’Keefe painting. Denmark, Croatia, Japan, Kenya, because these are places I’ve always wanted to go. But right now I’m at home with my family, and eager for nothing more than a quiet, contented night, and a book in bed, and then restful sleep. I’m happy to be right where I am.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Kindness, loyalty, wisdom.