COMPULSION by Martina Boone
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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Singing. I'm tone deaf, but I love to sing. It's an ugly combination.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Kindness, loyalty, and intellectual curiosity. I haven't always honored those as I should, but I am getting to appreciate them more with every passing day.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?