My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. ficta voluptatis causa sint proxima veris (In order to please, fiction should approximate the truth)
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I enjoy trying new recipes
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I tend to be too detail-oriented. (a blessing and a curse)
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My daughters-in-law
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. To Bess Truman, I would say: "I admire the way you kept yourself and you family grounded while you were on the world's stage."