CA: Who is your favorite fictional heroine, and who are your heroines in real life?
RM: Nobody’s ever asked me that before. I reserve the right for this answer to change over time. But right now, my favorite fictional heroine is Tara Chace, the super-spy heroine of the Queen and Country series of graphic novels by Greg Rucka. She’s a British spy, who’s really awesome, and his most recent Tara Chace spy novel just came out, and I’m totally in love.
I’m not actually much or a hero person in real life. There are certainly people who I admire, who I think do good work. In politics, I’ve never been a candidate person and in ambition, I’ve never been a mentor person. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have admiration for what people have accomplished.