Randy Susan Meyers
THE COMFORT OF LIES by Randy Susan Meyers
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” —GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Jimmy Carter: He never walks away from his moral compass and work in an untiring manner for women's rights.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I'm sorry.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. My greatest fears all have to do with my children, and being a suspicious type, I won't ever write what they are! As my grandmother used to say, ptoi, don't say it!
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Kindness. Responsibility. Warmth.
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