Interview with Elizabeth Scott

December, 2009
Elizabeth Scott

Quick Start


SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

ES: Lucky. Very, very lucky

SS: What is your motto or maxim?

ES: Life is too short to not follow your heart.


Questions About Books and Writing


SS: Who are your favorite authors?

ES: Too many to list!

SS: What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

ES: Only five??? I can't pick just five.

SS: Is there a book you love to reread?

ES: There are many books I've read over and over (and over!) again.

SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

ES: Read.

SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

ES: I get a lot of requests for sequels, and I always say that I've learned to never say never...


General Questions


SS: What were your previous occupations?

ES: I've done a little bit of everything--I've worked in a hardware store, I've sold pantyhose, I even spent three days at a dot.com where my only task was to burn CDs. (You can guess how exciting *that* job was!)

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

ES: Writing.


What Readers want to know...


SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?

ES: Spending the day with my husband, a dog, and a good book. It simply doesn't get better than that!

SS: What’s your greatest fear?

ES: Squirrels. (You laugh, but it's true!)

SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

ES: Wales. Or Ireland. Although I have to say, right now I'm pretty happy where I am.

SS: With whom in history do you most identify?

ES: Mata Hari. Just kidding! I actually have no idea.

SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

ES: Time travel. Imagine the possibilities!

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

ES: Worry

SS: What’s your best quality?

ES: Stubborness

SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?

ES: My crazy hair

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

ES: Toilet paper hung the wrong way. (Yes, for real!)

SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

ES: Reading.

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

ES: Being paid to read.

SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

ES: a true soul, a sense of humor, and the ability to love fully

SS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

ES: Fritos!

SS: What do you regret most?

ES: That I can't eat chocolate!

Get more on Elizabeth Scott at SimonandSchuster.com

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