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 villain?
A. Annie Wilkes from the novel MISERY by Stephen King. She tied up her favorite author and made him write an alternative ending to one of his books. I think she was misunderstood. Probably a frustrated writer.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Queen Elizabeth. Why did you wear those scratchy high collars? You were queen. You could have changed the dress code.
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.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Three fantastic kids.
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