A. Tour guide at Universal Studios. Clerk (and occasional tarot reader) at an esoteric book shop. Youth Literacy Program Director at a juvenile court.
A. Professor of Mythology and Folklore, my current and favorite job by far.
A. Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California. Humboldt State University (BA), Oxford, UK (post-graduate studies), and University and Arizona (MA and PhD)
A. Anything by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and, ok, Star Wars.
A. Always almost about to be buried by books.
A. "Way leads on to way."
A. Almost anywhere by the sea.
A. John Dee, scholar and astronomer to Queen Elizabeth I. He had an enormous library of books and used to see angels and spirits in an old MesoAmerican obsidian mirror.
A. Waiting so long to write a novel. My finest short story was written in the 4th grade, an enthralling yarn about meeting the Loch Ness monster. I could have added a few chapters...
A. Play the piano.
A. Birth of my son (admittedly, a co-authored project)
A. My voice
A. Dr. Strange
A. Darth Vader