Women rock stars: Girls Like Us
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Try to write with humanity, understanding but never judging
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Having a son, Jonathan Kelly, who is beyond terrific (but I don't take credit for it; he gets the credit)
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not buying a certain loft on Broadway in 1978
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Abraham, from the Bible. "You started it all. And you got up and left where you were born. I understand that."
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Completing the last sentence of the last paragraph of a book or article whose writing has meant a lot to me but has been hard...and then watching my favorite TV show with my fellow-author husband and getting a phone call from our son about his new professional triumph; then walking outside to one of the meadows I've created at our country home. And being grateful to be alive and making it through in the creative life I chose for myself.