My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Life is what you make it.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Being too scared to do a semester abroad in college. I made up for it in graduate school and in my professional life, when I traveled frequently throughout Africa and elsewhere.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Letting pain get to me.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Nelson Mandela. He embodies forgiveness in a way I can only aspire to.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Hiking, swimming, drawing.