Monday, February 3, 2014


A former attorney; a dedicated, passionate mother and wife; Sophie Perinot, author of The Sister Queens, pays a visit Inside the Writers' Study. 

What is your favorite word?  

What is your least favorite word? 
“real” (it implies a level of smugness and judgment that drives me mad)

What turns you on?  
Smart people and intelligent discussion.  I was saying “smart is the new sexy” long before Irene Adler said it in the new Sherlock.

What turns you off?  
Bigotry of any type, especially when accompanied by certitude.  People who are overly certain of anything much can’t be very bright.

What sound or noise do you love? 
My children’s voices.

What sound or noise do you hate?  
The sound of a cat vomiting somewhere.

What is your favorite curse word?  
A French phrase my host mother taught when I was studying in Switzerland as a college student -- allez vous faire foutre. I use the common F-word more but love this phrase most.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? 
I won’t know the answer to this until I become obsessed with “what’s next”

What profession would you not like to do?  
Law.  Been there.  Done that.  Wouldn’t go back.

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?  
“You worked hard and did the right thing when no one was looking.”

In one sentence, describe your newest or most recent release:
Like most sisters, Marguerite and Eleanor were rivals. They were also queens.

Read more about The Sister Queens and author Sophie Perinot here!

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