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About Kristin Chenoweth

Q. Previous occupations

A. Singer at Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, aerobics instructor and graduate admissions at OCU during grad school.

Q. Favorite job

A. Doing concerts with symphonys.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, OK and Oklahoma City University.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Leonard Bernstein

Q. Favorite movie

A. Gone with the Wind

Q. Favorite television show

A. American Justice

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Fun, fulfilled, very busy, sleep-deprived, and exercise-free.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be yourself, all the way, all the time. Not always pretty or happy, but alive.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Continuing to get to do the work I love and also being married to my soulmate, whoever he may be.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Flying

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Hawaii

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Leonard Bernstein

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Dolly Parton

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "I can't" and "that's ridiculous."

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I didn't learn how to play the guitar...well.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Cooking

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Winning the Tony in 1999 for "Your a Good Man Charlie Brown" and I think I am a really good daughter.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Saying yes to too much and overbooking myself.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm overall happy.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I would hope to be tall. I'd like to see the world from that view, just for a day and then go back to my normal self.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. That I am petite.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Nancy Drew

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Jason from Halloween.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would ask Marilyn Monroe how she really died.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who lie.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Since my occupation isn't writing and I am a singer and actress, I would go with singing.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Private Investigator

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, loyalty, and happiness.

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

A. Krispy Kreme Donuts

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "My Funny Valentine," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Amazing Grace," "Fields of Gold", and "While I was Waiting for You."

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Charles Schultz, Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins.

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. The bible, "Left Behind," "The Purpose Driven Life" and "The Dreyfuss Affair."

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Be patient with yourself.

Q. How did you come to write A Little Bit Wicked?

A. Simon and Schuster came to me and asked me if I'd be interested. I was a little reticent at first and then thought of it as a challenge and something that would be fun and therapeutic.

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