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Wagman Fredrica Wagman is the author of six previous novels. She has four grown children and lives with her husband in New York City.

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An Interview with Fredrica Wagman:

1. What was your biggest childhood ambition?
I wanted to be a Rockette!

2. What is your fondest memory?
That would have to be the day I met my husband on the corner of 5th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia. He tried to pick me up... and succeeded.

3. What did you do for fun as a child?
I read all the Nancy Drew books I could find.

4. What was your worst job?
I don't remember having a worst job.  I did my duties without complaints.

5. If you had another occupation than the one you are in now, what would it be?
I would be a visual artist of one kind or another. Probably a sculptor.

6. What inspired you to write?
I loved reading and feel that writing can be the natural result of reading a great deal of fiction.  Kind of like the idea that if you run fast enough with your arms out straight, maybe you can fly...

7. What was your biggest challenge when writing this book?
The greatest challenge of writing this book is the same as the challenge of writing any book: that something, somehow evolves almost on it own.

8. What do you dislike about writing?
I don't like waiting for something to happen.  Inspiration...  drive... an idea.

9. What book are you reading now?
I'm currently reading the early memoirs of Virginia Woolf.

10. Where is your favorite place to write?
My favorite place to write is on my desk in my bedroom.

11. If your best friend was a celebrity, living or dead, who would it be?
I think that would have to be Ghandi.

Copyright © 2009 Fredrica Wagman, author of The Lie: A Novel.