8 Questions with Cheryl Julia Lee

Cheryl Julia Lee is the author of We Were Always Eating Expired Things.


Which talent would you most like to have?

To paint! Sadly, this is something that has always eluded me.


What is your most treasured possession?

Nothing much in terms of material possessions except perhaps my house key, which gives me access to my safe space.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being in my pjs at 6pm with nothing else to do and with all of my loved ones safely where they are supposed to be. Less selfishly, everyone just leaving everyone else alone to do whatever they want to do as long as no one is being harmed.


What is your motto?

Be kinder than you need to be.


How would you like to die?

In my sleep and with everything in my room nicely packed or given away so all anyone has to do is remove the body. Or like a piñata, in a shower of candy and chocolates, which will be my legacy.


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

Oh, no thanks. Once was enough.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?



What is your current state of mind?