Elizabeth Scott: A Self Portrait
Elizabeth Scott Revealed
About Elizabeth Scott
Previous occupations:I've done a little bit of everything--I've worked in a hardware store, I've sold pantyhose, I even spent three days at a dot.com where my only task was to burn CDs. (You can guess how exciting *that* job was!)
- Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
- A. Lucky. Very, very lucky. That and yep, lucky.
- Q. What is your motto or maxim?
- A. Life is too short to not follow your heart.
- Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
- A. Spending the day with my husband, a dog, and a good book. It simply doesn't get better than that!
- Q. What’s your greatest fear?
- A. Squirrels. (You laugh, but it's true!)
- Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
- A. Wales. Or Ireland. Although I have to say, right now I'm pretty happy where I am.
- Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
- A. Mata Hari. Just kidding! I actually have no idea.
- Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
- A. What? I'm also fond of the old em-dash--see???
- Q. What do you regret most?
- A. That I can't eat chocolate!
- Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
- A. Time travel. Imagine the possibilities!
- Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
- A. Worry
- Q. What’s your best quality?
- A. Stubborness
- Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
- A. My crazy hair
- Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
- A. Toilet paper hung the wrong way. (Yes, for real!)
- Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
- A. Reading.
- Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
- A. Being paid to read.
- Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
- A. a true soul, a sense of humor, and the ability to love fully
- Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
- A. Fritos!
On Books and Writing
- Q. Who are your favorite authors?
- A. Too many to list!
- Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
- A. Only five??? I can't pick just five.
- Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
- A. There are many books I've read over and over (and over!) again.
- Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
- A. Read.
- Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
- A. I get a lot of requests for sequels, and I always say that I've learned to never say never...