Monday, October 21, 2013


Lynn Cullen, author of Mrs. Poe (chosen as one of Oprah's Books of the Week) as well as other award-winning works including Creation of Eve and Reign of Madness pulled up a chair in the Writers' Study!
What is your favorite word? 
Shampoo. It was my dad’s favorite word.  He used to demonstrate how lovely it sounded when rolling off the tongue.

What is your least favorite word?  
Phenomenon—for some crazy reason, I can’t say it or spell it right.  Had to use spell-check to get it right just now.

What turns you on?   
When ideas come out of the blue when I’m writing.

What turns you off?  
Negative people.

What sound or noise do you love?  
My grandkids calling my name.

What sound or noise do you hate?  
When my daughters cry.  

What is your favorite curse word?   

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  
Art historian

What profession would you not like to do?  
Garbage collector

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?   
Come on in.  Your dad has been waiting for you.

In one sentence, describe your newest or most recent release.  
MRS. POE traces Poe’s rise to prominence with ‘The Raven,’ to his utter ruin within the space of one year, through the eyes of his lover, poet Frances Osgood.

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