Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

Sarah Elizabeth Schantz grew up in a bookstore named The Rue Morgue—one of the first mystery bookstores in the US. She is an accomplished short-storyist, with many awards under her belt. Schantz holds an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. She currently lives with her family in an old farmhouse on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, where they are surrounded by open sky, century-old cottonwoods, coyote, and screech owls. Fig is her first novel.

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Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who act stupid to get attention.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The Mercy Seat (sung by either Nick Cave or Johnny Cash), Susan by The Subhumans, Telephone Line by Electric Light Orchestra (my husband and I call this, "Our song"), Molly Mallone (a folk song my mother used to sing to me when I was little), Sam Stone by John Prine (although The Great Compromise is probably one of the best metaphors ever accomplished in song); these five songs probably are not always my favorite, but they are today.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Warm apple pie with cold vanilla bean ice cream.

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