Author Interview - Pam Jenoff
Author I draw inspiration from: Natalie Goldberg. Her book, Writing Down The Bones, really broke me open as a writer.
Favorite place to read a book: Cuddling next to my three kids when they are reading books of their own.
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Mary Poppins, because I think she would get us out.
The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: I was too young to remember. I always wanted to be a novelist.
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: All of the above! But paperback is easiest to transport.
The last book I read: Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins – wonderful! I’m about to start an early galley of Melanie Benjamin’s Mistress of the Ritz and I can’t wait!
Pen & paper or computer: Computer for the actual writing, pen and paper for the planning and problem solving.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Ramona Quimby.
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: law school professor at Rutgers (which I am – that’s my day job.) I would also like to work in the children/s section of a book store.
Favorite decade in fashion history: I am the least fashionable person in history. The 90s – all grunge and flannel shirts – were my heyday.
Place I’d most like to travel: Back to the places I’ve lived abroad, Krakow, Poland and Cambridge, England.
My signature drink: If I was to have a drink it would be a glass of sauvignon blanc of a margarita (frozen,salt) but that seldom happens. Iced coffee with extra shots is a lifesaver. And I do the apple cider vinegar in water thing before dinner for health.
Favorite artist: Can I go with musical artist? Mandy Patinkin, hands-down. I’m kind of a groupee.
Number one on my bucket list: Going back to Key West to do an event with Judy Blume at her bookstore, Books & Books. And it’s happening in March! I met her when we were on vacation there last summer and she was even more incredible than I ever imagined. It’s a dream come true!