Author Revealed

About Sarah Wendell

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 3/1

Q. Previous occupations

A. Camp registrar, pottery instructor, art teacher, meetings coordinator, organatrix, mastermind.

Q. High school and/or college

A. I went to high school in Pittsburgh, PA, and to college in Columbia, South Carolina. Y'all.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Bach. If he wrote it, I love it. Favorite song: Wachet Auf. Love love love.

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. tired tired tired tired tired tired tired Caffeine!

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. The beach, no clocks, easy food, and happy, sated family. And a fully loaded ebook reader.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Rubber balloons, stairs with no backs, and cleaning the sink trap with my bare hands.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Awesome. Dude. Indefatigable. Concupiscent. Feh.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to function on 4 hours sleep.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Saying "Yes" when I ought to say "No thank you."

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm really freaking loud. Also, I'm smart, and I'm a bitch. Hence the name of the website.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who take up a seat on the bus or train with their bag, people who hug the subway pole so you can't hold on safely, and questions that make my mind go blank.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Rump Shaker. Baby Got Back. MacArthur Park. Lost in Your Eyes. Ice Ice Baby. Honorable Mention: Wind Beneath My Wings. (Thanks Katiebabs!)

On Books and Writing

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Either "You are so mean!" or "OMG Thank God I found your site!"

Q. How did you come to write Beyond Heaving Bosoms?

A. Literally: I got up at 4am and worked over weekends to write it. Fancifully: There were coffee-bearing elves who had helpful and pugnacious attitudes. Really: It's all the fault of Rose Hilliard (St. Martin's) with the additional culpability of Sulay Hernandez and Shawna Lietzke (Touchstone/Fireside) and Dan Lazar (Writer's House).

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