Bestselling Author Pam Jenoff: Almost Home
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I'd say that my motto is, to succeed you have to put your muscle behind your passion and push. But if I can also include a maxim, my favorite quote comes from Shakespeare, "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." It reminds me to be open to the vast possibilities of the universe and I find that inspiring.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Fire, lightning, water, flying, I'm not at all brave! I also have a very strange phobia involving patterns...
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Right now I would say becoming a published novelist. But can you ask me again after February? (I'm expecting my first child so the answer could change!)
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "Suddenly." My agent is forever chiding me for overuse of the word "suddenly" in my writing.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Loyalty, compassion, integrity.