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Elizabeth Scott

ELIZABETH SCOTT grew up in a town so small it didn't even have a post office, though it did boast an impressive cattle population. She's sold hardware and panty hose and had a memorable three-day stint in the dot-com industry, where she learned that she really didn't want a career burning CDs. She lives just outside Washington, D.C., with her husband, and firmly believes you can never own too many books.
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My Life in 8 Words

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Elizabeth Scott
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Life is too short to not follow your heart.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. What? I'm also fond of the old em-dash--see???

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Mata Hari. Just kidding! I actually have no idea.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Fritos!

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My crazy hair

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March 31, 2010

Confession: Until I started writing, I never paid much attention to my dreams. They were what woke me up in the middle of the night and frankly, although I knew they were necessary, I could have happily done without them. But once I started writing, I realized something. When you dream, your mind goes places that you don't expect it to. That maybe you--when you're awake--would be afraid to go. That make you face and think about things that challenge and, to be honest, scare you. Not all my dreams yield stories. But the ones that have, like the one where Alice, from Living Dead Girl, showed up and demanded I tell her story night after night until I... see more

September 10, 2009

As I write this, it's the beginning of September, and everyone is headed back to school. It's got me thinking of notebooks and cafeteria food and, of course--teachers. Both of my parents were teachers, and I actually did end up being in both their classes. But were they my favorite teachers? Nope. They were good teachers, but my favorite teacher was my third grade teacher. She believed in every single one of her students and went out of her way to make all of us feel special. She saw I was shy and encouraged me to try out for the lead in our class play. I did--and I got the role! To this day, I can still remember how I felt when I got up on stage the... see more

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