I'm doing the Proust questions as well, so here we go...
1. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
2. Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The ones who make me *believe* in their story (And you know what, it's true for heroINES too!)
3. Your favorite painter?
Hmmm. I'm pretty fond of Giorgione. Also El Greco. Really, anything that makes me stop and stare, I love. Faberge eggs from Nicolas II's reign. A lot of medieval paintings--the belief! Statues that seem to stare right back at you.
4. Your favorite virtue?
I don't know. I think everyone should try to be a decent human being and I think that pretty much covers all the virtues, doesn't it?
5. Your favorite occupation?
Being paid to read books is my dream job. But I have to say, I'm pretty happy writing books!
Because this is my first ever post, and because I'm curious, who is YOUR favorite painter? I'll pick one comment at random on Saturday, May 15th, and that person will win a copy of my latest book, The Unwritten Rule (Please note you must have a US mailing address, as I can't afford to send books overseas right now!)