A. Babysitter, Attorney
A. The Spence School, Barnard College, and then law school at Fordham University
A. There are three -- Carly Simon, Sheryl Crow and Madonna
A. Terms of Endearment
A. Family, friends, books, showtunes, NYC, chocolate, neuroses, gratitude
A. Try to be one of those people on whom nothing is lost. - Henry James
A. Being in close proximately to all my favorite people; hanging out and enjoying their company, along with good food; and having a place of my own to go to when I want to sit and write.
A. It is freezing cold outside, so I would like to be somewhere warm, like maybe Cancun or Tahiti.
A. My 95-year-old Grandma Doris
A. Yeah, yeah, yeah
A. I'd like to sing like Lea Michele
A. When I was young I said I wanted to grow up to be a writer, and I did!
A. My sister says it's that I'm not into dogs
A. I'm a good friend
A. My height -- I'm only 5 feet tall.
A. Atticus Finch
A. When people use derogatory words
A. Being with friends
A. Broadway star
A. loyalty, kindness, perseverance
A. It would have to be something that included cheese
A. Like a Prayer, by Madonna; Boys in the Trees, by Carly Simon; Riverwide, by Sheryl Crow; There Goes the Neighborhood, by Sheryl Crow; What I Did for Love, from A Chorus Line
A. For kids and teens: Judy Blume, Paula Danziger, Gayle Forman, Norma Fox Mazer, Norma Klein, Lois Lowry, Rebecca Stead, Cynthia Voigt For adults: Willa Cather, Mary Gordon, Nicole Krauss, Toni Morrison, Elizabeth Strout, Virginia Woolf
A. The Shadow Man, by Mary Gordon; The Littlest Rabbit, by Robert Kraus; To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; Autumn Street, by Lois Lowry; Liesl & Po, by Lauren Oliver
A. New & Selected Poems by Mary Oliver (Volume I is my favorite, but Volume II is also fabulous)
A. Write what you know. (I stole that from Willa Cather, though she said it more poetically: "Let your fiction grow out from the land beneath your feet.")
A. Will you turn Sincerely into a series?