Author Marisa Silver wants to be ALONE WITH YOU
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Art can be anything.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. In so many different ways: hearing my kids' abandoned laughter; watching the colors of a great LA sunset; getting a sentence or a word just right (harder than you think!); listening to an elementary school orchestra performance go amazingly off the rails and then somehow right itself just in time for the final note; the smell of night blooming jasmine, travel, watching another's happiness.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. dangling participles, and I don't like curtains. Dangling things, I guess.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I'm supportive.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Emma Bovary