A. Love, Loss, Family, Books, Creativity, Fun, Travel, Food
A. Never take no for an answer
A. A day at our coast house: rain or shine—it’s got everything: love, peace, happiness, food, simplicity, beauty, a hammock, and lots of books…
A. Last year I would have said "swimming in the ocean waves." But 2009 was my year to tackle it...I did great, and now I'm onto surfing! (or at least trying...)
A. Where I am...in my yard, my puppy sleeping in a square of sunshine by my side.
A. Such a hard question! There are so many people I am in awe of--it's the everyday bravery that particularly captures my heart.
A. "Enormous" and "Actually;" I've been accused of describing things as "the best" or "the worst"--but I've never been much of a middle-grounder.
A. Not being more confident when I was younger.
A. To fly! If we're being realistic, I wouldn't mind singing or racecar driving.
A. I think I'm very lucky in my capacity to deeply love--I have some amazingly rewarding relationships because of it.
A. I don't really think this way. I just like to be the best I'm capable of.
A. I can talk to anyone about anything, and really enjoy it!
A. The last guy standing in The Underbelly series--not the real life villian Carl Williams, but the character the actor portrays...it's priceless.
A. People who talk on mobile phones really loud in public
A. I'm living it!
A. sourdough bread
A. Lorrie Moore Dorothy Templeton John Cheever Sue Miller Susanna Moore J.M. Coetzee Ernest Hemingway Jane Austen The Brontes Adele Parks Sophie Kinsella
A. I read several books a week, and tend to go through phases of being in love with a few at a time...currently, I'd say Like Life, by Lorrie Moore White Oleander, by Janet Fitch The Razor's Edge, by Somerset Maugham What She Saw, by Lucinda Rosenfeld She's Come Undone, by Wally Lamb
A. Anywhere but Here by Mona Simpson and Birds of America by Lorrie Moore
A. Read as much as you can and set a regular routine for writing--and stick with it!