Good Egg Interview – Jodi Picoult
Knowing that we would be getting a new batch of chicks this spring, I contacted a few people and asked them if they would answer some interview questions. In return I told them, I would christen one of our new baby chicks after them. Just imagine, having a chicken named after you living in southern New Hampshire.
Who could resist right?
Jodi Picoult (NYT bestselling author) who also has chickens (and co-incidentally also has a “Jodi” chicken) was a good egg and gamely stepped forward to answer my questions.
So in eternal gratitude, here you go, behold our “Jodi-Picoult” chick. She is a tiny Seramas cross and right now although half the size of our other chicks, she is 3 weeks older. She will be a small, delicate bird much like our Isabelle who is a Seabright hen. Although I don’t know what color her eggs will be, (Isabelle’s are pure white and shiny) they will be on the petite and civilized size. (No huge double yolkers for this lady.)
We got “Jodi-Picoult” and her lovely sister: Princess Tiny (Addy named her) this weekend at a local chicken swap. Both birds have fit seamlessly into the new flock of babies and we look forward to many stories and adventures with “Jodi-Picoult”.
Good Egg Jodi Picoult’s interview
1. What is the best advice an older relative or family member gave you?
JP: That there’s always someone better than you. My mom used to say that, and it really kept me from getting conceited!
2. If you were given one wish to use anyway you wanted, what would you wish for?
JP: A world where difference is tolerated.
3. If you were allowed the use of a large billboard over a well traveled road, what would you put on the billboard?
JP: The name of my latest book!
4. What’s the passion that drives you to get up every morning?
JP: My three kids
5. What is your ideal dinner and with whom would you share it?
JP: I’d love to have dinner of fish with my husband in Bali!
6. Do you have any chicken stories or memories?
JP: My daughter is mortally terrified of chickens – and we have eight of them. She does her barn chores by running into the barn screaming and wielding a shovel, to warn them that they should get out of her way!
Many, many thanks go out to Jodi for being such a good egg. We’ll take good care of your namesake.
About Jodi Picoult:
Jodi Picoult, 43,is the bestselling author of seventeen novels: Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992), Harvesting the Heart (1994), Picture Perfect (1995), Mercy (1996), The Pact (1998), Keeping Faith (1999), Plain Truth (2000), Salem Falls (2001), Perfect Match (2002), Second Glance (2003), My Sister’s Keeper(2004), Vanishing Acts (2005), The Tenth Circle (2006) Nineteen Minutes (2007), Change of Heart (2008), Handle With Care (2009) — the last three of which debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list, – and her newest novel, , House Rules (2010).
Personal note: I recently read House Rules and simply could not put it down. Intriguing, heart wrenching, and for certain, didn’t see that ending coming. A wonderful story.