Sarah Elizabeth Schantz
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Aside from becoming a mother, I think writing Fig, and getting it published is so far my greatest achievement; it took a LOT of dedication and perseverance.
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. What’s your best quality?
A. I keep trying.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I worry a lot.