The fact people think that when you sell a lot of books you are not a serious writer is a great insult to the readership. I get a little angry when people try to say such a thing.
Everything I write has to be connected to my life. One of the things that always comes up in my writing is the search for freedom, especially in women.
If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it will be women who make it so.
I'm very optimistic because I think that the real strength of a nation like the United States comes from blending cultures. There's no way that you can close the frontiers anywhere. The borders are there to be violated permanently.