Interview with Lorie Grover

April, 2012
Lorie Grover

Quick Start


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?

LG: Woohoo!

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?

LG: Forgiveness

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

LG: Impatience

SS: What’s your best quality?

LG: Perseverance

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?

LG: readergirlz!

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?

LG: Poptarts

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!


General Questions


SS: What is your birthdate?

LG: 9/14

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?

LG: India.Arie

SS: What is your favorite movie?

LG: The Princess Bride

SS: What is your favorite television show?

LG: LOST

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