Get to Know Historical Novelist Sandra Gulland
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Overnight success takes twenty-five years."
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would love to meet all my characters: Louise, Louis XIV, Josephine and Napoleon.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. I think writing a novel -- any novel -- is an impossibly difficult achievement.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Humor, honesty, generosity.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A day of leisure with stacks of good books to read.