Interview with Sunny Schwartz

October, 2009
Sunny Schwartz

Quick Start


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: Thailand

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: Impatience

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: bullies

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


General Questions


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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