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Author Revealed

About Michelle Janine Robinson

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 3/17

Q. Previous occupations

A. Author, Secretary, Legal Assistant, Fast food employee, Supermarket checkout girl

Q. Favorite job

A. Author

Q. High school and/or college

A. Mabel Dean Bacon VHS, NYU, Fordham University,

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. India Arie

Q. Favorite movie

A. Sex And The City

Q. Favorite television show

A. Sex And The City

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. chaotic, life-affirming, enlightening, cathartic, cataclysmic, scary, hopeful, undefined

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A life very close to my own sense of nirvana - some level of overall peace and calm, my children happy and healthy, the security of home, a soul mate to grow happily old with and academic fulfillment.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. My greatest fear is dying alone.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I would love to live out the rest of my life outside of the United States, preferably in France

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I most identify with Marilyn Monroe - a fragile creature, who wanted nothing more than to be loved.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I most admire Michelle Obama.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Human beings should try harder to be nicer to one another.

On Books and Writing

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. There's Always a Reason

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Write it ALL down.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. The story had a nice twist

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