Victoria Christopher Murray Revealed
About Victoria Christopher Murray
Previous occupations:Director of Marketing, Financial Advisor
High school and/or college:Attended high school in New York and then went to Hampton University in Virginia. Lastly, I attended New York University for my MBA.
Name of your favorite composer or music artist?:Probably Luther Vandross.
Favorite movie:It's a Wonderful Life!!! Love that movie. Can watch it every single day!
Favorite television show:A tie between Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy. But I also love Dirty, Sexy, Money.
- Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
- A. Totally, completely, unequivocally, amazingly, and without apology...blessed!
- Q. What is your motto or maxim?
- A. When someone shows you who they are - believe them!
- Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
- A. Perfect happiness would be living on the edge of the ocean where I can sit on a deck and read and write all day long. (After I do my five mile run in the sand, of course.) I would have my health and everyone that I loved would be happy. (Hey, that sounds like a great idea for a book!)
- Q. What’s your greatest fear?
- A. Dying alone.
- Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
- A. South Africa
- Q. Which living person do you most admire?
- A. Barack Obama!
- Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
- A. In my opinion....That's not fair!
- Q. What do you regret most?
- A. I have two regrets - that I won't grow old with my husband (who passed away) and that I didn't major in journalism in college.
- Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
- A. Selling over 100,000 copies of each of my novels. Because selling that many books is a talent, indeed!
- Q. What is your greatest achievement?
- A. Being a published author - because it was my childhood dream and I don't think many people get to live the life of their dreams.
- Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
- A. Procrastination - it's a new flaw, since I've gotten older.
- Q. What’s your best quality?
- A. I'm a really good friend.
- Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
- A. I really like who I am - I just want to sell more books. So, I guess I'd be Victoria Christopher Murray with Eric Jerome Dickey's sales.
- Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
- A. I hope my most noticeable trait is that in all that I do and everything that I say all will know that I love the Lord.
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
- A. Betty! The character I created when I was seven years old!
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
- A. The witch! Also, a character that I created when I was seven years old!
- Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
- A. Anyone who knows me knows who I will say - Jesus. And I would ask Him, if I'm doing this whole thing called life right.
- Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
- A. People who lie!
- Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
- A. Teaching! I love teaching writing!
- Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
- A. Talk show host.
- Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
- A. Honesty, integrity, loyalty.
- Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
- A. Cake! Or maybe potato chips! Nah, cake!
- Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
- A. Endless Love, Rock with You, Butterflies, Zoom and Brickhouse
On Books and Writing
- Q. Who are your favorite authors?
- A. Tracy Price Thompson, Eric Jerome Dickey, Kimberla Lawson Roby.
- Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
- A. Gather Together in My Name, Native Son, Manchild in the Promise Land, Abraham's Well, Freshwater Road.
- Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
- A. No, I find that when I go back, it's never as good as the first time!
- Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
- A. Writers read and writers write!
- Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
- A. "I love the spiritual side of your books!"
- Q. How did you come to write Too Little, Too Late?
- A. When I wrote my first novel, Temptation, I included a woman ( a secondary character) who I never planned to write about again. But Jasmine Cox Larson became my "Erica Kane!" I created (without intending to) a character that readers loved to hate. So, I decided to write about her a second (and final!) time when I wrote A Sin and a Shame. But noooooo. No one would let me let her go. So, that's how Jasmine showed up again in Too Little, Too Late. And my hope was that I'd never type the letters J-A-S-M-I-N-E together ever again. (Insert a big sigh here!) You gotta love it, though!