My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I'll have to to go with Heraclitus' line: "Character is fate." Which doesn't mean that I think I have a particularly good character. I just think it's true.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Changes by the book, though there are always a lot. In The Modern Book of the Dead, "utterly" was a problem.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Writing my first book. Because I really, really didn't know what I was talking about, but had to pretend I did, and doing that every day for a year and a half gets tiring.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A benign poltergeist would be pretty fun, at least for a while. Maybe in the future.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?