Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Family, teaching, reading, writing, more family, sleep.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If I had one it would be panta rhei (Greek for "everything changes")
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Homer, Sappho, Cicero, Dante, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, James Joyce, Gore Vidal, Mark Twain, Edith Hamilton
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Homer Odyssey, Dante Divine Comedy, J. R. R. Tolkien The Hobbit, C. S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters, Gore Vidal Creation
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Homer's Odyssey
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Write what you love
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. I make the subject of my books interesting and accessible, which is wonderful because that's my goal.