My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. 1. Kindness. 2. Sense of humor. 3. Sense of perspective about one's importance in the scheme of things.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Hiking, biking, hanging out with friends. Or reading, latte in hand.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. My daughter has grown up to be amazing. I'm pretty much busting with pride, Kellywise, though I know I can claim only a small part of the credit.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I have a hard time identifying with most people in history books -- the great and the powerful. But I like to imagine I could be somebody like Marie Curie. She found something interesting and valuable to do, and she just kept at it every day, not knowing if she would discover something awesome, but willing to put in the time, to try.