My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you've collected nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering.” (Prof. Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN).
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. That someday they'll close that diner!
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, reliability, compassion.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Jane Eyre or Sherlock Holmes.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. I try to avoid villains in life and in fiction. In fiction, I think villains should have a mix of good and bad qualities, like real people. So in my own books, I like Napoleon and Rasputin.