Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Heights make me dizzy, so it amazes me that I let my college roommate talk me into skydiving. I thought I would have a heart attack, and then it was one of the most exhilarating things I've ever done.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Thankfully, nothing. I don't stand out in a crowd. I much prefer to hang back and observe people.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. When I'm not writing, I love to read--newspapers, magazines, books. Actually, I have a very expensive book habit. And, maybe because I have so many author friends, I can't bring myself to buy books used, so it really adds up.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. At the beach drinking a margarita.