COMPULSION by Martina Boone
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Live bold and dream big.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. I try very hard to be happy wherever I am, but I love to travel. The next stop on my bucket list is an African safari, and I always look forward to going to Prague, which is my favorite city.
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.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. The Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz. Man, school has to really suck when you have green skin. But she put on striped socks, collected an army of minions, and ran with it.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. My children.