Interview with Julie MorgensternOctober, 2009
What Readers want to know...
SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?
JM: Happiness is being surrounded by the people I love, in the city I love (New York) in my apartment that I love, and having a sense of security, freedom, value and good fortune.
SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
JM: Right where I am!
SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?
JM: iiiiiiii KNOW!!
SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
JM: The ability to sing and belt out a tune to a crowd of thousands!
SS: What is your greatest achievement?
JM: Raising a grounded, happy and loving daughter
SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?
JM: People who play the victim.
SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
JM: Helping clients organize their time, space, lives and companies!
SS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
JM: Edamame...or beets!
Questions About Books and Writing
SS: Is there a book you love to reread?
JM: I rarely re-read books
SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
JM: Create an outline, then write every day, at the exact same time, so that the "muse" knows where to find you. With discipline and diligence, the book miraculously comes together.
SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
JM: That my books feel like I am talking right to them.
SS: What is your birthdate?
SS: What were your previous occupations?
JM: Restaurant Cook, Waitress, Switchboard Operator, Dancer, Theatre Director
SS: What was/is your favorite job?
JM: My current Job--Professional Organizer, Productivity Expert
SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?
JM: Parkway program--High School. Temple University-College
SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
JM: Songtress, Ella Fitzgerald
SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
JM: Full of adventure, amazing people and good fortune
SS: What is your motto or maxim?
JM: Find the truth-it will always set you free
Get more on Julie Morgenstern at SimonandSchuster.com