Interview with Lorie GroverApril, 2012
SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
LG: hopeful yet content, goofy yet serious, spiritually minded
SS: What is your motto or maxim?
LG: There's hope. Look.
What Readers want to know...
SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?
LG: Finding contentment in providence.
SS: What’s your greatest fear?
LG: Polar bears
SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
LG: White Cliffs of Dover
SS: With whom in history do you most identify?
LG: John Knox
SS: Which living person do you most admire?
LG: Tom Lyon
SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?
SS: What do you regret most?
LG: Not continuing to dance after The Miami Ballet Company and before rheumatoid arthritis.
SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
LG: Singing or playing the cello
SS: What is your greatest achievement?
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?
LG: An otter or a hawk
SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?
LG: My six foot height and funky shoes
SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?
LG: Serverus Snape, the hero. I refuse to believe he is dead. Period.
SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?
LG: Must be Prince Humperdinck.
SS: If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
LG: John Bunyan. "Thank you."
SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?
LG: Someone who does not complete their work.
SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
SS: What’s your fantasy profession?
LG: Art therapist
SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
LG: Truthfulness, faithfulness, humor
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?
LG: Right now: Rainbow Connection, So She Dances, Video, Storybook Love, Wild Thing
Questions About Books and Writing
SS: Who are your favorite authors?
LG: My fellow rgz divas! Justina Chen Headley, Dia Calhoun, Holly Cupala, and Melissa Walker. I have to add Markus Zusak, Kate DiCamillo, Paul Fleischman, and Virginia Euwer Wolff.
SS: What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
LG: Out of the Dust, Because of Winn Dixie, The Book Thief, Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge, and The Giving Tree
SS: Is there a book you love to reread?
LG: Pilgrim's Progress
SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
LG: Tell the truth.
SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
LG: You inspire me!
SS: What is your birthdate?
SS: What were your previous occupations?
LG: Dancer, homeschool teacher, library assistant, library page
SS: What was/is your favorite job?
LG: Writing and illustrating
SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?
LG: Southridge Senior High and the University of Miami
SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
SS: What is your favorite movie?
LG: The Princess Bride
SS: What is your favorite television show?
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