This interview originally appeared on Jessica Cassidy’s blog.
What is your writing schedule?
I write every night, when my daughter is in bed. I usually try to stop so I can get to bed reasonably early. That happened maybe once.
What music do you listen to?
A huge variety. I like rock music the best: anything from 80s hair metal to heavier stuff like Five Finger Death Punch to bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, and everything in between. I’m a huge Elvis Presley fan, and I also like country music.
Do you snack while writing? What’s your favorite snack?
I try not to, simply because I write late at night. But I can never resist Snyder’s buffalo wing pretzel pieces, or Sriracha popcorn.
What other hobbies do you enjoy, other than writing?
I cook, I sew, I run, I read, and I obsess over rugby. I have a 65lb hound who thinks he’s a lap dog and a three-year-old who rules the house and makes sure we all know it. My hobbies keep me sane.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Well – *steps onto feminist pedestal* – there aren’t many periods of history that were too kind to women. I’d go back to an experience. I’d see Elvis or Nirvana in concert; I’d watch my grandfather play rugby; I’d meet JFK. I wouldn’t mind seeing the 2003 Rugby World Cup final (the year that England won), either.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three books would you want with you?
The Bible, my Shakespeare anthology, and a blank notebook with pen. If I had those things I could very happily live on a deserted island.