Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "When you give up your dreams, you die." I learned that when I saw the movie Flashdance at age 12 and took it to heart.
Q. What’s your best quality?
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. At my desk, happy with what I'm writing
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Maggie Lunel of Mistral's Daughter
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I've had many occupations, and if I liked any one aside from writing, I'd be doing that instead. Because writing is hard!