"Mom, I've got to stand in front of my whole class tomorrow and tell them what you do for a living. So what do I say?" "Tell them I'm an author."
"They'll want to know why you write." "Tell them that the voices in my head are different characters and they feature in my novels."
"Aren't people who have voices in their head usually in some sort of restraining harness?" "I suppose, but maybe they don't write bestselling novels."
"I'll probably tell them you're a hooker." "A hooker! Why?"
"Trust me, Mom. It'll make life a lot simpler for me."