About Starr Ambrose
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. medical secretary, word processing, retail sales
Q. Favorite job
Q. High school and/or college
A. Oscar A Carlson High School in Gibraltar, MI; Monroe County Community College; Michigan State University
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
Q. Favorite movie
A. It's between 2001: A Space Odyssey and Romancing the Stone. Today. Ask me tomorrow and the movies will change.
Q. Favorite television show
A. Can't decide between The Closer and Burn Notice
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Wife, mother, writer, stray cat and dog rescuer
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Life is the journey, not the destination
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A cat on my lap, a dog at my feet, and a book in my hands.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Like I'd tell!
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Right where I am, at home. (The incredible part is it's currently 9 degrees outside with a foot of snow.)
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Some poor woman who risked pissing off her husband by taking in yet one more stray cat
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. currently, Michelle Obama
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Probably a lot of things, none of which I care to think about.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Fluency in another language. Any language!
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. I'm supposed to say my children, right? But getting that first book published is what really pops into my mind.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Um, ego? No, that can't be right.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Kindness to animals, including rescuing strays. My husband thinks of it as more of a flaw.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I want to be a crew member of the star ship Enterprise. Barring that, I'll be a cat. One of my cats. It's a good life.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. That I'm a sucker for animals. You can tell by all the dog and cat hair.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Ack! There's so many! I'll go with Han Solo.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Leonardo da Vinci. I wouldn't say anything, just sit and watch in awe.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Drivers who pass on the right and don't use turn signals.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reading. Duh.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Science officer on the star ship Enterprise!
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty. Intellectual curiosity. Sense of humor, meaning someone who agrees with my sense of humor.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Plum dumplings
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. FIVE? What an evil question. "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" by The Beatles; "A Broken Wing" by Martina McBride; "American Dream" by Simon and Garfunkle; most everything by Queen and David Bowie, and I'm really ticked that I had to leave off The Red Hot Chili Peppers
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Crusie, Joseph Wambaugh, Anne Rice, Robert Ludlum.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie Dune by Frank Herbert
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. All the above!
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Keep reading and writing, and you won't stop learning.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Most readers say my books are a fun, fast read.