Today I received a short list of interview questions about my writing career, for a Q&A that will appear in a departmental newsletter at my office. They’re all good questions (I especially like, “Do you have any advice for [coworkers] who are looking for a creative outlet outside of work?”), but the whole thing got me wondering:

Those of you authors who hold down a full-time job in addition to your writing work, what are the most startling, awkward, baffling, or otherwise far-out questions that your coworkers (or bosses) have ever asked about your literary pursuits?