What is your favorite word?
Well, in terms of definition, it's compassion. For pure joy of reading or saying it, it's susurration. But, sadly, for regular daily use, it's f—k.
What is your least favorite word?
There's plenty of concepts I don't like, but no actual words I don't like. Except maybe sausage? It just sounds weird and kind of gross.
What turns you on?
Intelligence, humor, and compassion.
What turns you off?
Selfishness and entitlement.
What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of wind in the trees, the ocean, my purring cats, my husband's voice.
What sound or noise do you hate?
Booming car stereos. See: selfishness and entitlement.
What is your favorite curse word?
F—k. Closely followed by sh!t.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Counselor/therapist, art historian, or national park ranger!
What profession would you not like to do?
Telemarketer (been there, done that, awful).
If heaven or the after-life exists, what would you like to hear God, The Source (or whatever Deity you may believe in) say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Welcome. Great job, kid.
OLEANNA is the story of a woman's quest for freedom set against the backdrop of Norway's independence from Sweden during the summer of 1905; based loosely on the lives of my great-great-aunts it is a character-driven story of finding one's path and persevering in the face of change and loss.
You can learn more about Julie and her books at www.juliekrose.com