A. advertising sales-NY Daily News; plus size model; managing editor-Maxima Magazine
A. South Shore High School, Brooklyn, NY, Barnard College, New York University graduate
A. Endlessly evolving, sometimes challenging, frequently surprising, uniquely engaging.
A. Of course I can
A. I gave up perfection quite some time ago--too limiting. Happiness comes in different ways on different days. Could be canoeing with my husband, listening to jazz at a club and sipping a Manhattan, snuggling in flannel sheets on a chilly morning, with no place I've got to be any time soon. The important thing is to make time for it, which is something I've had to learn.
A. Pain I can't bear.
A. On a beach where nobody was looking for me, sans Blackberry. St. John, USVI would work--at least for a couple of weeks.
A. Identify is tough. I am fascinated by those ancestors who were brought from places in Africa I am unable to identify, survived Middle Passage and sit at the base of my gene pool, giving me what I need to move forward today.
A. Nelson Mandela comes to mind--Someone who sacrificed his own comfort and well-being for the greater good without being consumed by bitterness.
A. 'Cool' and 'I'm fine' come to mind.
A. Regret is boring. I try to learn from the situation and move on.
A. Playing the cello well.
A. Remaining whole and continuing to grow.
A. I'm sticking with myself. I gotta see how this works out.
A. I have no idea. Ask my friends.
A. Self-centered people who are oblivious to others around them.
A. Honesty, Common Sense, Humor
A. Eggs--chicken eggs specifically
A. This is completely impossible for me to answer. The list would change endlessly, then I'd have to get into whose version of the songs. . .
A. Another Impossible List: Sula Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man The Sound and the Fury Push Ragtime
A. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
A. Be honest--both in your storytelling and in your accessment of your work.
A. It's a toss up between 1) I can't tell there are two of you writing the same book or 2) I relate so much to your characters