- You had an agent in your early years tell you that you’d never be a best-selling writer. Did that discourage you or make you more determined to succeed?
- It’s been said that writers reveal their own struggles, fears, dreams, etc. through their work. Which of your novels reveals the most about you?
- I’ve read that you will rewrite a page until it’s right before moving on, sometimes redoing a draft thirty or forty times. This must make for a slow process. Approximately how long does it take you to write one novel?
- You are one of the most prolific fiction writers of our time. What keeps you going?
- You are known as perhaps the hardest working novelist of our time. To what do you attribute your work ethic?
- As a young writer, did you encounter rejection?–Allison, Pennsylvania
- How important were college creative-writing courses to your success?—Alberto, Washington
- When did you decide you were destined to be a writer? At what point in your life? —Marcy, New Jersey