My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."--E.L. Doctorow
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Chocolate or coffee. I suppose some sort of hybrid cafe mocha-type beverage.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. "High-strung" would be putting it kindly.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I am in awe of the entire faculty at Vermont College of the Fine Arts, where I received my MFA in writing for children and young adults. Brilliant minds, all of them, and amazing mentors.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. You tell me--I'm sure you'll find them in my books!