Forget Me Not
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. What you believe shapes who you become!
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Joan Wilder, the main character in the movie "Romancing the Stone." She's an author who spends all her time glued to her computer until she's forced into a wild adventure in South America. She dreams of romance and adventure, but doesn't really want to take the risks involved in either.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I work at a high school as a speech-language pathologist and I love it!
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Pepperoni Pizza - It's yummy, and it contains all the basic food groups.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "I'll be done in five minutes." I say this a lot when I'm in the middle of writing and my kids want to go somewhere.
December 29, 2009THEN
When I was a little girl we spent every Christmas with my grandparents in California. They didn't have a fireplace (Didn't need one -- it was sunny California after all). We also didn't have Christmas stockings. Instead of stockings, my grandmother put three of my grandfather's athletic socks on the back of the couch -- one for me and one for each of my brothers. On Christmas morning the socks would be filled with fruit; apples, bananas, and oranges. We didn't even get to eat the fruit. As soon as we "opened" our stockings (ur, um) socks, my grandmother snatched away the fruit and made a salad to go with Christmas dinner. I... see more