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 greatest flaw?
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!
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. The feeling that I'm accomplishing something.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. chocolate chip cookies