Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would like to meet Jane Austen. I would say, "Can I come stay at your house in Bath for awhile? I'll be very quiet and neat."
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who don't return their grocery carts to the cart corral thingy in the parking lot.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I'm also a freelance proofreader and copyeditor, which I love because I get paid to read.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I'm doing it!
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Kindness; sincerity; trying-hard-ness.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Pasta. Or peanut butter. Or chocolate. Do I have to choose??
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Hmmm..."Blackbird" by the Beatles; "American Pie" by Don McLean; "The Rocky Road to Dublin" because I can't even follow those lyrics, much less sing them...and two others.
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. It's hard to list just a few favorites, but any list has to include:Susan CooperHilary McKayTerry PratchettJonathan StroudDori Chaconas
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. This is even harder! Notice how I squeeze in a few more favorite authors.Charlotte's Web by E.B. WhiteAll Creatures Great and Small by James HerriottPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanThe Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo