A. I really overuse emoticons. And "really." Not in books but in email and tweets.
A. On the beach in Gaipu, in northeastern Brazil, barefoot in the sand, drinking coconut water through a straw and listening to a street singer.
A. So many to choose from. Severus Snape, because he's so complex, much more interesting than Voldemort. Richardson's Lovelace in CLARISSA, both hero and villain.
A. Loyalty, integrity, spirituality.