My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. 'To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily, to not dare is to lose oneself"- Kierkegaard
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Write every day and trust your own ideas!
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. That they can really identify with the characters in my books, that they feel like they are inside the character's head and heart.
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. The Brontes, Salman Rushdie, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Carson McCullers, Shakespeare, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Joan Didion, Mary Karr.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Wuthering Heights, To Kill A Mockingbird, Shalimar The Clown, House of the Spirits, Cherry. And Pablo Neruda: The Complete Verses.