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. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Georg Trakl (eccentric early 20th century Austrian poet). Talk about someone who wanted to be in the world but out of it.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Danny in The Shining.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Jack, in same.