Ask the Author: Nancy Carol Moody

Nancy Carol Moody makes another appearance in our magazine and talks to us about writers and math, free television, and last suppers.

1. It makes nine mindless circuits around the tank. Am I right?

Esattamente! Some have argued for a tenth, the Doughnut Circuit, representing those so-called Wheels of Death, but I’m more of a traditionalist, so I’m sticking with the nine.

2. What sports car would Jesus turn into?

Mary’s the sports car fanatic; Jesus takes after his dad on this one, a strictly muscle car kind of guy. Jesus dreams himself as a 1968 Buick GS 400.

3. Why are writers obsessed with math when we generally aren’t very good at it?

There are those who lift weights; poets lift math. That which does not kill you makes you strong.

4. Have you bought a free television yet?

No, but I did manage to save enough to get an 8-track player complete with cartridges of Herman’s Hermits, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, and The Dave Clark Five. At present I’m saving up my free money to buy the soundtrack to “Hair.”

5. What would you eat in your last supper?

Ha! You almost got this vegetarian to order those BBQ baby back ribs (+corn bread +poppy seed cole slaw), but in the end, I’d stick with something I wouldn’t be around to regret in the morning: a double cheese garlic pizza. Not a slice of pizza, but the entire gallstones-be-damned, family-size pizza pie.

6. Which disciple best represents you?

Bartholomew. Most people say, Bartholomew? Who’s that? Certainly no one these days is naming a kid after him. Though, Dr. Seuss did—remember The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins?