Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Reading, writing, and traveling make me very happy.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. You'd be surprised what you can get in life just by asking.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Right this second, I'm in New York City and frankly don't want to be anywhere else. Tomorrow, though, I might wish for Berlin. Or Paris. Or Santorini.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Admire/jealous. Same thing, right? I'm insanely jealous of Meg Cabot and Sarah Dessen and wish I was just like them. You know, a hugely successful author?
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "You know?"
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Throwing out my high school diaries just before graduation. I thought they were stupid.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. The ability to write an instant best seller. Or to be a stellar photographer.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Getting published, for sure! There's so much competition and talent out there, and I really believe it takes talent with a healthy dash of luck to get published.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. My insecurity. It's based on nothing and can be debilitating.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. You're asking a girl who has a major case of insecurity to tell you her best quality??
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Scarlett O'Hara. Shrewd, but awesome.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Inappropriate profile pictures.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Official World Traveler
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Soloist at American Ballet Theater
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Pizza--I'm never not in the mood for pizza. Or Mexican food.