We’re very pleased to bring you a Ten Questions special event, live from Book Expo America, Ten Authors, One Question. Instead of our usual author Q&A we’ve asked the authors we’ve spoken to here to answer one simple question:
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD?
Here are their answers:
Fredrick Backman, the author of A Man Called Ove and Britt-Marie Was Here:
In English my favorite word is imagination. In Swedish it’s skrattaltack which means “an attack of laughter.” It’s a word my kids use all the time.
Catherine Bybee, author of Doing it Over:
Neil Abramson, author of Just Life:
Paradigm. I find I use it at least once a day.
Ann M. Martin, author of Missy Piggle-Wiggle and The Baby-Sitters Club series:
I’m really into homonyms pairs because of my last book. Can I tell you my favorite pair? It’s paced and paste.
Christine Merrill, author of The Secrets of Wiscombe Chase:
Eldritch, it’s a word I don’t get to use that often.
Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker and Fates and Traitors:
Gwyn Cready, author of the Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands Series:
Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl and Don’t You Cry:
Oblivious, because of how it sounds.
Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein:
Marcia Clark, author of Blood Defense:
Nozzle…as in douche nozzle…
Thank you to all the authors that participated today, and stay tuned for more in this special BEA series of Ten Questions next week!
May 13, 2016 at 7:49 am
It’s interesting that Neil Abramson’s favorite word is paradigm. I went to parents night at my son’s school and his high school science teacher kept talking about para digums. It took me a few times hearing it before I realized what he was saying. And it kind of scared me that this teacher was going to be teaching my son!! Now, every time I read or hear that word, I immediately think about paradigums. 😀
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May 13, 2016 at 9:39 am
May 29, 2016 at 12:47 pm
I like Fredrick Backman’s favorite word.
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May 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm
I thought it was great too! His friend was laughing so much when he said it that I kept asking if he was sure he wasn’t giving me a swear word or something crazy 😝