Alma ‘Takes’ 10

As flattering as it is to be compared to the likes of Anne Rice, Alma Katsu has her own unique stories to tell. With a hot debut under her belt and a very much anticipated follow-up on the way, the Alaska native certainly has the world of book lovers in a craze. Now, with my intro locked, let’s get down to business.

It’s always interesting how guests respond to our tradition ’10 quickies’, particularly writers, being that we’ve hardly the pleasure of having such individuals on EY. Well, what are you waiting for? Continue below to see Alma’s very ‘quick’ and interesting answers:

1.) What is your one-line positive thinking mantra?

You only have one life: you’d better get what you want out of it.

2.) Describe your personality?

I’m very serious. I enjoy working hard.

3.) What practices have you adopted that have led to a healthier lifestyle?

I used to be a vegetarian and an aerobics instructor. I still try to exercise consistently, just not as hard as I used to. I wish my diet were healthier.

4.) The world is going green, have you embraced the trend?

We recycle as much as we can. My husband and I drive fairly small, fuel-efficient cars. I try not to buy unnecessary things.

5.) What are the three things you can’t do without?

My two whippets, my Apple Macbook Pro, and the beat-up couch in my office.

6.) Describe your fashion style?

Eileen Fisher at book events but I’m a total slob at home.

7.)  How do you unwind after a long week?

I am a horrible workaholic and I think I unwind by working some more.

8.) What empowers you?

That’s a tough question. I think I feel I can act or speak if my cause is just and my motives pure.

9.) What is your favorite cuisine?

Probably Italian.

10.) How do you creatively express yourself?

Besides through writing, I like fiber arts. I used to quilt and just took up knitting.

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