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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. I would love to be in Venice, sipping a latte in a sun-warmed piazza.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Again, I'm fickle, but Miss Havisham, with her yellow, withered bridal dress (Great Expectations) is one of my favorites.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I regret waiting so long, out of fear, to get serious as a writer.