My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Persistence counts."
Q. What do you regret most?
A. My vision went bad in grade school and prevented me from becoming a military aviator.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Earning a living as a free-lance author for so much of my life. Others who've done it will tell you that it's extremely rare--and satisfying.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Not a world-historic figure, but my maternal great-great grandmother was downright inspirational. She crossed the Oregon Trail as an 18-year-old bride headed for a place she had never been, uncertain what she would find upon arrival. Deep inside me I have a novel about her.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Hard to say, as I have few minor pet peeves. Disloyalty/treachery is a major peeve. Among the minors, people who wear caps backwards--not just because it looks dumb but because it indicates mindless imitation.