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. 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.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The first villain that came to mind is from a fairy tale--the stepmother/witch in "Snow White." She is so incredibly and deeply cruel, and because I happen to know in the original telling of the tale, she was actually Snow White's biological mother, her character becomes even more evil. She is vanity at its worst.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I worry a lot.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not being there the moment my mother died.

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