Volunteer role: West Coast Editor contributor and copy editor
Company name: Nancy Tinari Edits
Which famous person (living or dead) do you think (or have you been told) you most resemble?
Fictional—Francie Nolan in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
What’s the most important lesson you ever learned?
To be humble in all ways.
What or who makes you laugh out loud?
Word jokes and clever and funny fiction.
What is the best book you read in the last year?
Hope Makes Love, by Trevor Cole.
What is your favourite reading: fiction, non-fiction, or poetry?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate. Except I don’t feel guilty.
What is your favourite proofreading mark?
What is your favourite punctuation mark?
What is your dream vacation destination?
If you were presented with a book that told the story of your entire life from start to finish, what would you do with it?
I would be afraid to read it. I don’t want to know the rest of my life ahead of time.
What is your favourite word? Why?
Serene. Because it is.
Who are your favourite poets?
Sharon Olds, William Blake.
What is your favourite place in Canada?
What is the last book you read?
4321, by Paul Auster.
What are your favourite book genres?
Literary fiction, biography, memoir.
Which band or singer provided the soundtrack to your teen years?