COMPULSION by Martina Boone
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Live bold and dream big.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I stopped writing for twenty years. I wish I hadn't.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. That's the babbling thing again. Sigh.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I admire many people, but I tend to identify with historical figures I am connected to by story. The hidden character in the HEIRS OF WATSON ISLAND trilogy is Eliza Pinckney, the 17-year-old girl who ran three plantations and founded the American indigo industry. She not only created a viable crop, but the change in farming method reduced the exposure to malaria and saved many lives. She isn't the most admirable character in history, but she is one who intrigues me.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?