Describe your latest book.
The Marriage of Opposites is a novel about the mother of impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, set on the island of St. Thomas and in Paris.
What's the strangest or most interesting job you've ever had?
A secretary at a university sex clinic.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Magic or Not? by Edward Eager.
Have you ever made a literary pilgrimage?
Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West.
What scares you the most as a writer?
Not having enough time to tell all the stories I want to write.
Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
"Don't talk about it; write." – Ray Bradbury
Dogs, cats, budgies, or turtles?
Why do you write?
For the same reasons I read — to escape reality and to learn more about it.
What is your idea of absolute happiness?
A beach, a book, a good friend.
Name the best television series of all time, and explain why it's the best.
The Twilight Zone, because Rod Serling was an absolute genius and changed the way we think about reality and storytelling.
Five magical books:
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Grimm's Fairy Tales
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
The Newford Series by Charles De Lint