What’s your favorite non-fiction book?
What era would you most like to visit in a time machine, and why?
Ugarte: You despise me, don’t you?
Rick: If I gave you any thought I probably would.
Share one of your favorite lines from book or movie.
On a long drive, if you could only listen to one group or singer, who would it be?
The act of writing is, for me, like a fever — something I must do. And it seems I always have some new fever developing, some new love to follow and bring to life. – Ray Bradbury
What’s writing for you? A fever, a pastime, a hobby, a vocation, an obsession … or something else?
“The most debilitating thing about writing is that the voice inside us, the voice we trust more than others, says, ‘You’re not good enough, you’re not smart enough, what you wrote yesterday really stinks.’ What aspiring writers should keep in mind is that we all hear that voice, and sometimes that voice lies to us. In fact, when it comes to writing, that voice almost always lies to us. Midway through a book you are going to read back and think, ‘This is awful.’ Now it may be awful, but it also may be wonderful and you’ve simply read it so many times your ear has gone deaf. Don’t listen to that voice.” — Randy Wayne White
Ever happen to you? What would you advise a writer who is bothered by that voice?
A book ought to be an icepick to break up the frozen sea within us. – Kafka
What do you think a book ought to be?
When I was a kid I had the biggest crush on Hayley Mills in Pollyanna. Who did you have a crush on when you were young?
Welcome to Friday the 13th. Are you superstitious? Any little rituals you perform for your writing?
If Hollywood came calling to do one of your books (or WIPs), and you got to pick the actor for the starring role, who would you choose?