Author Revealed

About Nancy Holder

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 8/29

Q. Previous occupations

A. Sales clerk at Sea World; bank teller; teacher

Q. Favorite job

A. I love being a writer.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Japan, California, Hawaii

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Bizet

Q. Favorite movie

A. EVER AFTER

Q. Favorite television show

A. SAVING GRACE

Revealing Questions

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

A. Magickal, mysterious, exciting, stressful, happy, confusing, exhilarating

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Just do it!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being a mom.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I will do something to hurt someone I love.

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

A. In a nice big canopy bed, before a roaring fire, drinking hot chocolate and reading a great book. And it would be raining.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Joan of Arc.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My daughter, Belle.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Trying to hard to please other people.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would be a great actress.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. I'm so boring. Becoming a mom.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I can be rude and impatient.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am kind.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. My silly Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Panda.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm goofy!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Buffy!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Dracula!

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Queen Elizabeth I of England. I would say, "Um, um, um, wow, I admire you."

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who can't spell.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Walking my dog.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'm living the dream.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Artichokes.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Saving Grace" by Everlast, and lots of soundtrack cues. Christophe Beck and Danny Elfman are geniuses.

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Debbie Viguie! For the rest, I'll name dead authors so I won't forget someone I care about and hurt their feelings. Shirley Jackson, Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen.

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. THE HAUNTING and THE SHINING

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

A. Read a lot and live even more.

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

A. When's the next one coming out?

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