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:


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!

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