A. I went Holy Names High School. Then I went to UC Davis for undergrad, USC for my MS in gerontology and finished off at USF for law school. As you can tell, I really liked being in school!
A. Grease, Cinderella and Pride and Prejudice (the BBC mini-series version, of course)
A. The Office, The Amazing Race, Coupling, Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl
A. Coming-of-age story set to great soundtrack
A. Nothing is impossible
A. Fireworks show on a warm night, holding hands, in a cute dress and an ice cream cone.
A. Being forced to swim, surrounded by spiders, on my way to a doctor's appointment to get a shot
A. Italian coast
A. My parents
A. Not minoring in Spanish in college
A. Getting out of bed as soon as my alarm clock wakes me up
A. Getting this book published!
A. Eternal optimism
A. Eternal optimism
A. For one day, I'd be a man just to see what it's like...
A. My curly hair
A. Mr. Darcy
A. Severus Snape
A. I really love a good mani/pedi.
A. Fairy godmother
A. Kindness, Integrity, Reliability
A. My mom's cooking
A. Favorite songs is too difficult! Here are some of the songs I just downloaded to my iPod-- These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding, Miss Independent by Ne-Yo, I'll Be Your Lover, Too by Van Morrison, Want To by Sugarland and It's A Great Day To Be Alive by Travis Tritt
A. In no particular order:Gone With the Wind by Margaret MitchellPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenBridget Jones's Diary by Helen FieldingLittle Women by Louisa May AlcottPeter Pan by James M. Barrie
A. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (vg)
A. Don't be afraid to hear the word "no" -- it will keep you from ever trying.
A. What's your favorite name?
A. I used to start writing stories and never get farther than naming the characters because I was having so much fun reading my collection of baby name books and picking out names. One night, I was looking for a name that had a specific meaning and I was having to read each name entry to find the names with the meaning I wanted. A light bulb came on and I had the idea for a baby name book that was organized by the meaning of the names, instead of alphabetically. That's when I realized that all that time I had been trying to write the wrong book, what I really needed to do was write a baby name book!