Interview with Julia London

October, 2009
Julia London

Quick Start


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

JL: Fun Happy Creative Healthy Independent Irreverent Loyal Blessed

SS: What is your motto or maxim?

JL: Live Outside the Box!


What Readers want to know...


SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?

JL: Surrounded by love and free of worry. That's true happiness. Or so I have been told.

SS: What’s your greatest fear?

JL: Losing the ability to write, either physically or mentally

SS: Which living person do you most admire?

JL: Barack Obama, for where he started and what he achieved.

SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?

JL: In writing, the word 'just.' In speech, I think I say "You've got to be kidding me" way too much. No one is kidding me quite that much.

SS: What do you regret most?

JL: No regrets!

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

JL: Photography

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

JL: becoming a published, working, author

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

JL: I can be rather vain (she says with a flip of her recently styled hair)

SS: What’s your best quality?

JL: I get along with almost everyone

SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?

JL: I talk with my hands

SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

JL: Mr. Darcy.

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

JL: lying

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

JL: I would like to say it's something noble, like helping the elderly. But the truth is I read or watch TV

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

JL: I'm doing it!

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

JL: Truthfulness, Loyalty, Kindess

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

JL: No hesitation - chocolate

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

JL: In a cottage in Ireland or Scotland writing a really fantastic book.


General Questions


SS: What is your birthdate?

JL: 8/1

SS: What were your previous occupations?

JL: public administrator

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

JL: writing!

SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?

JL: University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em Horns!

SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

JL: Mozart

SS: What is your favorite movie?

JL: Pride and Prejudice in all its many versions

SS: What is your favorite television show?

JL: The Office


Questions About Books and Writing


SS: Who are your favorite authors?

JL: Jane Austen, Marian Keyes, Phillipa Gregory, Nick Hornsby, Augusten Burroughs

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

JL: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The Handmaiden's Tale by Margaret Atwood The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

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

JL: Write something every day, even if only a paragraph.

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

JL: Write faster!

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