Interview with Suzanne Williams

October, 2009
Suzanne Williams

What Readers want to know...


SS: What’s your greatest fear?

SW: I'm not so thrilled about pain and death.

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

SW: Right here, at home. Or France. Or the Arctic Circle. Or. . .

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

SW: People who don't do what they say.

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

SW: honesty, kindness, humor

SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?

SW: Oh, there's a joyful place that I've come to recognize. It's sun reflecting off a mountain lake, or playing with my dog and forgetting everything else. It's knowing our kids are happy. Knowing I finished something well - especially if it was hard to do. Being with friends and laughing until we can't remember what was funny to begin with. For me, happiness is measured in moments.

SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?

SW: Man, I have no idea. Man. Geez, what a question. Man.

SS: What do you regret most?

SW: Regrets are best used in writing books.

SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?

SW: Physically? I hope it's my smile.

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

SW: I would love to be an accomplished pianist - or can I fly?

SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

SW: I've always loved Anne of Green Gables.

SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?

SW: I'm not much for villains, but Captain Hook scared me and Golum from the Lord of the Rings haunted me.

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

SW: Exploring back roads.

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

SW: Zoo keeper

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

SW: sweet tamales - or fresh crab or mangos or avacados or chocolate. Please, do I have to pick?


General Questions


SS: What is your birthdate?

SW: 8/12

SS: What were your previous occupations?

SW: Teacher, Christmas card folder, file clerk, ice cream scooper

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

SW: being a writer

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

SW: University of California, Davis


Quick Start


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

SW: Pretty darn good. I can't imagine being bored.

SS: What is your motto or maxim?

SW: You pretty much get what you give.

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