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Bianca Sloane is the author of KILLING ME SOFTLY (previously published as Live and Let Die), chosen as “Thriller of the Month” by e-Thriller.com and a 2013 Top Read by OOSA Book Club, SWEET LITTLE LIES, EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE and the forthcoming, LIVE TO TELL. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading, traveling, watching movies, cooking or answering questionnaires. Sloane resides in Chicago.
Things you may or may not care to know about me:
Chicago is my kinda town, even if I wasn’t born here. I got here eventually, so it’s all good.
Favorite Book as a Kid
ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET, by Judy Blume. Love.
Earliest Book Memory
After my “bedtime,” sneaking into my closet, which had an overhead light, and reading the latest Trixie Belden or Nancy Drew. My dad told me a few years ago he knew what I was doing. And here I thought I was being so devious and clever.
Favorite Book as a Supposed Adult
It would be like trying to choose a favorite kid (if I had any). I just can’t do it. Contenders for the throne include CATCHER IN THE RYE, MADAME BOVARY and GONE GIRL. Ask me in a year and I’m sure there’ll be three completely different anwsers.
Joy Fielding, Anita Shreve, Ann Hood.
Book That Just Knocked Me Out
CASE HISTORIES, by Kate Atkinson. What a talent.
When I’m Not Reading Fiction, I’m Reading
Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly or PEOPLE. I also love the celebrity biography/autobiography genre. AUDITION by Barbara Walters and KATE REMEMBERED by A. Scott Berg in particular were terrific.
The dark side of love intrigues me. I like to explore how it can drive an ordinary person to extraordinary measures.
Best Piece of Writing Advice I Ever Got
Write what you like to read.
Worst Piece of Writing Advice I Ever Got
Write what you know. What if you don’t know anything?
SOME LIKE IT HOT. Tears of laughter every time.
Movie That Made Me Want to Drown Myself in a Bottle of Absolut for a Few Hours
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD. Riveting, relentless, and raw.
Littering and spitting. And a special shout out to those who sneeze all over people, because we desperately want your germs.
What turns you off?
Hypocrisy with martyrdom nipping at its heels.
What is your favorite curse word?
What sound or noise do you hate?
Nails on a chalkboard, followed closely by the sound of spitting or vomiting.
People Would Be Surprised To Know
I’m a big, sloppy Star Wars freak. REVENGE OF THE SITH and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK are pretty fucking brilliant.
What is your favorite color?
All things 80s, Dr Pepper, Dentyne Fire Gum, shoes.
I'm the only person in my family who can whistle.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Singer or Broadway dancer.
What profession would you not like to do?
Law. Sorry, dad.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
We’re so happy to have you.