Interview with Amy Sargent Swank, author of Seven Birds
09 Jun 2017
What can you tell us about your new release, Seven Birds?
I started thinking about writing this book back in 1994. It’s a story about family, secrets, heartbreak and forgiveness.
What’s on the top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
- The Memory of Running
- I Know This Much Is True
- Poisonwood Bible
- Interpreter of Maladies
- To Kill a Mockingbird
Who are your literary heroes working today?
Wally Lamb, Barbara Kingslover and David McCullough. I admire them because their writing is rich and honest, and brings characters so close to me.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
The time I carve out to dig deep.
If you could invent anything, what would it be?
A comfortable high-speed travel device for visiting my two daughters in Los Angeles.
If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it
Walking, reading, writing and/or meditating.
What scene in Seven Birds was your favorite to write?
Penny’s time near the Swan Boats
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Follow your bliss from Joseph Campbell.
Amy Sargent Swank is the author of the new book Seven Birds.
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