Interview with Sunny SchwartzOctober, 2009
SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
SS: paradoxical, rich, tough, thrilling, loving, fun and challenging
SS: What is your motto or maxim?
SS: Even when you're down and out, you can hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth and tie the game!
What Readers want to know...
SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?
SS: many perfect pictures of happiness, the first one come to mind is having a picnic on a warm summer day, with the low tone of a baseball game playing on the portable radio, while I watch my daughter looking for a monach butterfly
SS: What’s your greatest fear?
SS: throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game and not making it to the plate
SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
SS: With whom in history do you most identify?
SS: Frances Benjamin Johnston or Atticus Finch
SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?
SS: Let's Stipulate to this
SS: What do you regret most?
SS: Not learning to play a musical Instrument
SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
SS: playing the clarinet or guitar
SS: What is your greatest achievement?
SS: Passing the California Bar and being a Mom
SS: What’s your greatest flaw?
SS: What’s your best quality?
SS: passion for life
SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?
SS: my chicago accent, so they say
SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?
SS: Atticus Finch
SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?
SS: What’s your fantasy profession?
SS: being a professional baseball player
SS: Which living person do you most admire?
SS: My Partner
SS: If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
SS: a bird so I can fly
SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?
SS: Captain Hook
SS: If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
SS: Satchel Paige and to ask him how he kept his humor and dignity through it all
SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
SS: creating in jails and community educational programs for prisoners, victims and the community
SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?
SS: As (Stevie Wonder), Everyday People (Sly), Helpless Hoping (CSNY),Mandela (Hugh Masa Kela), It's a Beautiful Day (Bono)
Questions About Books and Writing
SS: Is there a book you love to reread?
SS: Your Baby and Child!
SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
SS: never give up
SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
SS: I am delightfully shocked
SS: What was/is your favorite job?
SS: Program Administrator
SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
SS: Stevie Wonder and George Gershwin and Mozart--I can't name one!
SS: What is your favorite movie?
SS: A Thousand Clowns and West Side Story
SS: What is your favorite television show?
SS: Mod Squad or House
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