COMPULSION by Martina Boone
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Live bold and dream big.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A book to make me think, a cat to warm my lap, a dog to remind me that loyalty is everything, a horse to show me the world is a miracle, love to expand my heart, children to teach me empathy, and gratitude to help me remember that I should share my good fortune as often as I can.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I stopped writing for twenty years. I wish I hadn't.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'd like to be a better writer. Also a younger one. :)
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Right now? The lack of objectivity in the news and the idea that people are getting more of their news from sources that share their own viewpoint. I feel like as a society, we are losing some of the bridges between each other, and that leads to less sympathy and empathy as well. It's why I love that kids still devour books. Fiction in print and on the screen provides a common denominator we desperately need.