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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. What if?
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I am incapable of giving up. I've been trying to be a writer for years—first for adults and now for younger readers. It hasn't been easy, and I remember flirting with the idea of giving up for good a few times. The thing is, I always knew deep down that I wouldn't. I could never give up; I just don't have it in me.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Psychic ability. Hey—you asked.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. At the moment of typing this: "2:45 a.m." by Elliott Smith, "I Feel" by Cat Power, "Family Tree" by Bellafea, "Black Balloon" by the Kills, and "Rabbit Fur Coat" by Jenny Lewis. Next month they'll all change except for "2:45 a.m.," which has held that spot for years.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. My misspent youth, my student loans, and my two unpublished novels that live under my couch. That sure sounds like a lot.