About Lee Bennett Hopkins
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Elementary school teacher
Q. Favorite job
A. My current one...author/anthologist.
Q. High school and/or college
A. South Side High in Newark, NJ/Kean University, Union, NJ (fromally Newark State Teachers College)
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Rodgers & Hammerstein
Q. Favorite movie
A. GONE WITH THE WIND
Q. Favorite television show
A. BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Being with someone you truly adore and love.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. I don't have one!
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Where I am now...at home.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Walth Whitman for his tenacity.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Barbra Streisand
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Expletive deleted!
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I have no regrets.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. I look forward to this.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
Q. What’s your best quality?
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A rock to last forever.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My wry sense of humor.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Rhett Butler
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Any vampire!
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. It would be Walt Whitman. I woulld thank him for his bravery, outspokenness, tenacity, and stick-to-it-ness.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Idiotic people who think they know more than they know.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Broadway star.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, tenacity, professionalism.
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. HAVE YOURSELF A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Amng the many are Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes, and Walt Whitman
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. COMPLETE POEMS OF LANGSTON HUGHES COMPLETE POEMS OF CARL SANDBURG LEAVSS OF GRASS CATCHER IN THE RYE TALES OF DESPERAUZ
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Any of the above
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. My being thanked for continuing a quest for good poetry.