Meet the Novelist Ru Freeman
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Take risks, overextend and always dress the part.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Trudi Montag in Ursula Hegi's Stones From The River
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Having the capacity to love those who should be, and being able to be as deserving of their love. Finding opportunities to use every single one of your talents no matter how impossible the goal or cause.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Ernesto "Che" Guevara - "Do you feel that los pobles de la tierra are in better hands today because of the election of Barack Obama to the presidency?"
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Finding a way to honor the country in which I chose to live, as much as I honor the country in which I was born, and knowing that my affirmation of each of these countries did not have to be measured by the same yardstick so long as my intentions stemmed from a place of love and regard.