Q&A with Sylvie Fox

Are you a ‘plotter’ or a ‘pantser?’

I’m a linear pantser.  I have a one sentence idea.  I sit down and write and see what happens.  This drives my husband crazy, by the way.  He always asks me what I’m writing about.  I tell him the truth.  I’ll have no idea until it’s done.

What’s your favorite dessert?

Apple Pie.  I don’t think any others are worth my time. Okay, I’ll eat chocolate chip cookies if given half a chance.

What do you do in your spare time?

First, I procrastinate.  Writing is hard.  Procrastination is easy.  I do like to hike, bike, and knit sweaters.  Yes, I know that it’s rarely cold enough to wear sweaters in Southern California.

What is your favorite television program?

So, I’ll have to tell you I don’t watch TV.  When I moved to my current house about eight years ago, I could only get one or two channels.  After TV went digital, my reception died.  I haven’t looked back.  I am, however, addicted to Korean Dramas which I watch on DVD.

You will never see me:

in a dress.  Ok, maybe you will once every ten years or so.  I hate dresses.  I never feel comfortable.  In my humble opinion, pant suits were the greatest invention ever.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Wow, these are probably too numerous to count.  Here’s one: my college boyfriend dumped me for another girl (a flag waver in the marching band).  One early Saturday morning I was riding my bicycle to the library and I passed them along the way.  I was so shocked to see them canoodling about five seconds after our breakup that I leaned into a curve badly, and fell off my bike.  No, they didn’t stop to help.