Donna Baier Stein
Author Interview - Donna Baier Stein
Author I draw inspiration from: Haruki Murakami, both because of his books and his self-discipline
Favorite place to read a book: in a comfortable leather chair in my office.
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Atticus Finch as portrayed by Gregory Peck because of his calm
The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: I wrote a book called Melissa in Book World when I was probably seven or eight. It told the story, with drawings, of a girl who lived underwater.
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: All four. Though I find myself tending more and more to audiobook because I love to listen while I am driving and because I stare at words much of the day
The last book I read: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
Pen & paper or computer: Computer, definitely. My handwriting is atrocious and can’t keep up with my thoughts.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: The unnamed narrator in the book I just read – a writer who loves dogs
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: Psychiatrist or psychologist
Favorite decade in fashion history: 1960s
Place I’d most like to travel: Patagonia
My signature drink: Lillet
Favorite artist: Well, right now I have to say Thomas Hart Benton
Number one on my bucket list: Writing more books
Anything else you'd like to add: When I write, it feels like I am doing what I am here to do. I feel grateful that I am able to do what I love.
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