Forget Me Not
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. What you believe shapes who you become!
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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing the piano. I like to compose music but I'm very slow at it. If I could play the piano, it would help. I was a music composition major for about five minutes in college, but I was very slow at sight reading so I switched to music therapy and eventually speech pathology.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. When I'm writing I become hyper-focused on my story and I sometimes forget other things... like sleep, food, exercise, the location of my car keys, and when I last watered the tomato plant. Fortunately, I don't forget my family. They're louder than the tomato plant.
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