1. What are you reading right now?
Facebook. (And I am ashamed about it, yes.) Aside from that, I have just started Brea Brown's The Secret Keeper series. There are many books in it. I have a ways to go...
2. Greatest literary inspiration (and why)?
Voltaire. Candide is genius. The satire is delicious. (My Rita Hayworth's Shoes is modeled after Candide. It's awesome when people get that. Sometimes people don't and they wonder why the book is so ridiculous.)
3. What's your favorite book title (and why)?
The Girl, the Gold Tooth & Everything of course! LOL! This question is tough. I think about titles a lot. I have a book right now I can't finish writing properly because I don't know what it's called. How about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (or any of Douglas Adams' titles). Why? Because they're all brilliant!
4. Advice for an unpublished author?
Someone is going to think your book is magnificent and life-changing; someone is going to think your book is a steaming pile of crap. Neither of these opinions matter. Don't look at reviews, and don't let them influence you (because of course you're going to look at reviews). Just write what feels right and always stay true to you. (If you write outside of you, your reviews--which, again, you should not be reading--will probably be terrible.)
5. What's next for you?
I need to release another book and soon. I have 4+ works-in-progress right now and I will enjoy seeing which of these "runners" crosses the finish line first!