Interview with Mark Kimball Moulton

November, 2009
Mark Kimball Moulton

Quick Start


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?

MM: Hatred.

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?

MM: Acting

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

MM: Finishing my first novel.

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

MM: Insecurity

SS: What’s your best quality?

MM: Cheerfulness

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?

MM: Gardening

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?

MM: Chicken

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


General Questions


SS: What is your birthdate?

MM: 10/12

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?

MM: Oprah

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