In this entertaining dysfunctional romp, the authors cut the pathos with humor and vivid characterizations. Rory is an indelible portrait of a high-functioning autistic kid who’s both off-putting and magnetic; veering between wild tantrums, plangent sweetness and locked-down obliviousness, he’s a mystery to himself as to others. KIRKUS REVIEWS
So, let’s get movin’ with our questions and find out all about Joanne.
1. Whatcha Reading Now?
“Our Town” by Thornton Wilder
2. If you could have lunch with one writer (alive or deceased) to really pick their brain and find out what makes them tick, who would you pick and why?
Harper Lee because I am fascinated with her since she wrote one amazing novel. To Kill A Mockingbird won the Pulitzer Prize and is one of the greatest novels ever written. It transcends time. I would like to ask her about this. Did fear keep her from writing another novel? Or, did she only have one novel in her?
3. If a genie granted you three wishes, what would you wish for?
I’d wish for a cure for cancer, to have the talent as a writer equivalent to Michelangelo’s skill as a sculptor, and to speak to my grandmothers.
4. If you had to define yourself in a single word, what word would you pick?
5. Tell us one MORE random thing about yourself.
I am obsessed with the Italian Renaissance.
Thanks for joining us, Joanne.
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Interviewed by: Jill Mackenzie