About Marci Nault
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. waitress, public speaker, small business owner, figure skating coach for tots
Q. Favorite job
A. Writing is my favorite, but I love public speaking. It's incredible feeling to connect with a crowd.
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Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. One big adventure to explore this magnificent world.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Only in dreaming can we see how magnificent our lives are meant to be.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I believe perfect happiness is when you're comfortable in your own skin. There are perfect moments that are deliriously delicious; sitting around a campfire; seeing a beautiful landscape; eating really incredible chocolate; laughing with friends; curling up reading a book to a child; dancing with no worries about what others think; kissing someone you love; and so many more. But true happiness is when you can be by yourself and simply be content wherever you are.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I spent too much time asking permission to have the life I wanted and thinking I had to please everyone else. I'm so happy I grew out of it.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'm an adult figure skater who will probably never achieve triples - I would love Michelle Kwan's talent.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Making a list of my biggest dreams and going after them with everything I have. It's allowed me to see the world, try new things, write a novel and get it published, and really fall in love with the world and life.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. According to my friends I'm way too hard on myself. According to me, I stress out way too often.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. My smile. I love life and tend to smile quite often even at strangers. Many times it opens up conversations and begins friendships.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. When people are oblivious to the people around them.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I own an online bridal business and I love being surrounded by Swarovski crystals everyday
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Tropical fruit. The fruit in Hawaii and S. America is pure heaven.
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Ann Patchett<BR>Lisa Genova<BR><BR>Kristen Hannah<BR><BR>John Grisham<BR><BR>Mary Alice Monroe<BR><BR>
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Bel Canto<BR>The Client<BR><BR>Harry Potter<BR><BR>The Great Gatsby<BR><BR>Chocolat
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Bel Canto
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Have patience, write, rewrite, rewrite again, edit, rewrite again, and believe that you can achieve your goal.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. I want the community in The Lake House to be real so that I can move there.