Interview with Vincent Panettiere, Author of A Woman to Blame
19 Nov 2019
What can you tell us about your new release, A Woman to Blame?
The idea for A Woman to Blame came from an article in the New York Tmes sports page many years ago. It evolved, if that is an apt description, into an unproduced film script. Eventually, the script was reconstituted as a novel.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
My father encouraged and inspired me to be a writer. That I became a novelist I only have myself to blame.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
I’ve read too many books to have a top five or fifty. But Winnie the Pooh has stayed with me since childhood.
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
I’d invite writers of sci-fi and horror books to the talk show. As both genres are foreign to me and I’d want to know what makes them tick.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
My favorite thing about writing is having written. The blank page is a cruel mistress.
What is a typical day like for you?
I don’t have a typical day. It’s the unusual day that produces both joy and progress.
What scene in A Woman to Blame was your favorite to write?
My favorite scene in A Woman to blame is when Portia confronts her father as they try to pick out a casket for Ariel (spoiler alert).
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
My motto is do unto others and hope they don’t do unto me.
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