Interview with Mark Kimball MoultonNovember, 2009
SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
MM: Overflowing with the love of friends and family.
SS: What is your motto or maxim?
MM: Believe and it will be.
What Readers want to know...
SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?
MM: Perfect happiness is found in little things. I find perfect happiness in simplicity. Long walks in the woods, my dog on my lap, gardening, a hot shower and a good cup of tea at the end of the day, to mention a few.
SS: What’s your greatest fear?
SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
MM: Right where I am.
SS: With whom in history do you most identify?
MM: Tasha Tudor
SS: Which living person do you most admire?
MM: Barak Obama
SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?
MM: Cool and Wow
SS: What do you regret most?
MM: Not spending more time with relatives.
SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
SS: What is your greatest achievement?
MM: Finishing my first novel.
SS: What’s your greatest flaw?
SS: What’s your best quality?
SS: If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
MM: Mother Theresa
SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?
MM: My smile
SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?
MM: Peter Pan
SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?
MM: Captain Hook, of course.
SS: If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
MM: I'd like to meet Jesus and simply say "Thank you."
SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?
MM: Wasting time
SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
SS: What’s your fantasy profession?
MM: To be an actor
SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
MM: A sense of humor, positive attitude and an open heart.
SS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?
MM: Snow and The Old Ways, both by Loreena McKennit, White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby, My Heart Will Go On sung by Celine Dion and Blue Waltz sung by Julee Glaub
Questions About Books and Writing
SS: Who are your favorite authors?
MM: Barbara Kingsolver and Mary Higgins Clark
SS: What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
MM: The Secret Garden, Gone With the Wind, The Shell Seeker, The Thirteenth Tale, Outlander
SS: Is there a book you love to reread?
MM: The Shell Seekers
SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
MM: Believe in yourself, find your own voice and persevere.
SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
MM: Many readers seem to relate to the simple messages in my stories
SS: What is your birthdate?
SS: What were your previous occupations?
MM: Shopkeeper, Photographer, Caretaker (Landscaping)
SS: What was/is your favorite job?
MM: Caretaker at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana. (writing's a passion, not a job.)
SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?
MM: I graduated from Danbury High in CT and the University of CT in Storrs.
SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
MM: Loreena McKennit
SS: What is your favorite movie?
MM: Sliding Doors
SS: What is your favorite television show?
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