If you could co-author a book with anyone you haven’t worked with before, who would it be and why? (feel free to time-travel on this one—it can be any author, living or dead)
I'd probably have to go with Hemingway on this one. Not that he'd be fun to write a book with (or that he would be up for that in the first place), but if you had to pick anyone in literary history to have a drink with, he'd have to be pretty high on the list.
What is the best line from a book, TV show or movie that you wish you wrote?
My favorite line is actually from a nonfiction book by Bill Bryson: A Walk In The Woods. The book is about Bryson and a friend hiking the Appalachian Trail, and at one point, during a blizzard, they're forced to stay overnight in a seedy little lodge. Bryson describes his bed this way: "If the mattress stains were anything to go by, a previous user had not so much suffered from incontinence as rejoiced in it."
If all the words dried up tomorrow and you could no longer write a grocery list, let alone a whole novel, what would you do for a living?
If I could pick any other job, it would probably be architecture. I think it would be amazing to walk around inside something you designed and built.
The zombie apocalypse has hit (as we all knew it would one day). Which TV or movie characters do you want as part of your crew? (no superheroes...that’s cheating)
I'll take the not-cheating further and rule out any characters from existing zombie movies / shows. (Otherwise Daryl from The Walking Dead would be at the top of the list.) So... I think I'll just go with the exponentially growing cast of the Expendables movies. If the zombies can get past that kind of firepower, well, they've earned their place.