Who are you?
I’m a writer, copyeditor, baseball fan, wife, daughter, sister, aunt. Playing with words is just about the best job in the world, and I’m grateful that I get a chance to do it.
Tell us about your Boo! story:
I like the sweeter side of Halloween. The editors chose two of my flash fiction pieces: one about young love and the other about a father who’d do just about anything to recapture the good graces of his teenage daughter.
What else have your written?
So far I’ve published six novels, two novellas, and a collection of flash fiction. I don’t fit into a tidy category, but my work is basically contemporary, character-driven fiction: a little romance, a little family drama, a little redemption.
What frightens you the most?
Running out of food.
Have you ever seen a ghost?
Not specifically, but I’ve seen too much to deny the existence of spirits in our physical realm.
What are you reading at the moment?
Beta reading…shh, I can’t tell you!
If you could meet any living famous person for dinner who would it be and what would you eat?
I want to have dinner with my favorite writer, Joyce Carol Oates. But she’s so slim and she’s writing every waking moment, so I don’t know if she eats. Maybe we’d just have some wine and chat.
If you could meet any dead famous person who would it be and what would you have to eat?
I would love to sit down to a sumptuous feast with Oscar Wilde. I’m sure that would be brilliant!
Which book do you see as the most influential in your life?
There are so many it’s tough to choose just one, but right now I keep thinking about Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. It keeps me grounded when so much seems to be going sideways about the world.
In the zombie apocalypse what would be your weapon of choice with which to defend yourself?
I don’t run very fast and I’m not too strong, so I’d have to rely on my quick wit. Basically, I’d be zombie appetizers.
Social media links etc.
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Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Laurie-Boris/e/B005I551QA