A. When I was in school I had summer jobs working in a dress shop, as a maid for a wealthy family, and as a secretary. Later, I worked as an economist at the US Senate, as Moscow correspondent for ABC News Radio, and as a freelance journalist -- most recently as a regional feature writer for "The Washington Post."
A. My favorite job is what I'm doing now -- writing fiction -- with the occasional opportunity to jump back into journalism.
A. I have an undergraduate degree in Political Science from The Catholic University of America and an M.A. in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. I spent my junior year in Madrid, Spain and a semester of graduate school in Bologna, Italy. I half-heartedly started a Ph.D. in Economics at Georgetown University, but the math just slayed me . . . and I abandoned it.
A. Family, friends, books . . . have I left anything out?
A. a beach
A. I try not to regret anything -- hopefully I learn from my mistakes.
A. I wish I could sing . . . everyone else in my family has a great singing voice. When I sing they say, "Don't quit your day job."
A. my 3 sons
A. I keep my promises.
A. people who don't take responsibility for their actions
A. being with family and friends
A. honesty, integrity, and a sense of humor
A. I'd live somewhere in the Mediterranean and eat all the wonderful food from that part of the world.
A. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
A. Finish the book.