Interview with Rebecca Chace

April, 2012
Rebecca Chace

Quick Start


SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

RC: Unexpected turns in the road, love and adventure

SS: What is your motto or maxim?

RC: perseverance furthers


What Readers want to know...


SS: With whom in history do you most identify?

RC: I admire the great French writer, Colette--for both her writing and the way she lived her life

SS: Which living person do you most admire?

RC: Hard to say: I do have a huge crush on Michelle Obama, but who doesn't?

SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

RC: I would like to be a great tenor sax player.

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

RC: impatience!

SS: What’s your best quality?

RC: probably that I laugh easily, and am hardly ever bored

SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

RC: Impossible to choose, there are so, so many. Most of my heroes are fictional

SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?

RC: Richard III, (though he is historical as well, but in Shakespeare's version who can resist him?)

SS: If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

RC: I would like to meet Anton Chekov and spend a weekend with him.  Maybe we would talk about writing, maybe we wouldn't. But he would be great company and I would love to go the theatre with him and watch one of his plays performed by the Moscow Art Theatre.

SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

RC: Walking, eating, reading, being with my friends and family--guess I can't choose one . . .

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

RC: musician

SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

RC: warmth, humor, intelligence

SS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

RC: that's easy: chocolate and raspberries

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

RC: Bringing up two beautiful daughters (still a work in progress)

SS: If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

RC: Maybe THE tenor sax played by Lester Young

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

RC: Kute Spelling


Questions About Books and Writing


SS: Is there a book you love to reread?

RC: Great Expectations


General Questions


SS: What is your birthdate?

RC: 2/25

SS: What were your previous occupations?

RC: Trapeze artist

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

RC: bringing up my daughters

SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

RC: long list: BIllie Holiday is at the top.

SS: What is your favorite movie?

RC: Casablanca

SS: What is your favorite television show?

RC: The Twilight Zone

Get more on Rebecca Chace at SimonandSchuster.com

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