A. My resume reads: Marketing and Administrative Professional. In short, I sat in a cubicle.
A. Writing full time. In my pajamas. (The pajamas part is required for full time writers.)
A. Toronto--North Toronto Collegiate and Ryerson University
A. Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen
A. Highlander or maybe Desparately Seeking Susan
A. Supernatural for drama. Big Bang Theory for comedy, although Go On is coming in a close second.
A. Filled with humor, friends and dogs.
A. Never wait till the last minute.
A. A walk in the park with my dogs. Oh, wait. I do that every morning. How 'bout, a walk in the park with my dogs when it isn't 8 degrees below zero!
A. That I won't get my next book in on time! ::hides behind chair::
A. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It's a fabulous place and a lot warmer than Toronto in February!
A. Whomever I'm watching on the History Channel at that moment.
A. Wander and wonder. My characters seem to wander around wondering about things. A. Lot.
A. Not getting a degree in English or Journalism. Although my business degree does come in handy at times.
A. To be a great writer. Oh, was that out loud?
A. Other than writing this series? We rescue dogs. And love them. Lots.
A. Not telling. Soooo not telling.
A. I'm funny. I can prove it. A slayer and an alien walk into a bar...
A. Someone without arthritis. Ow! And frizzy hair.
A. My frizzy hair. (You'll note I give all my heroines frizzy hair to contend with.)
A. Granny Weatherwax from the Discworld series by Sir Terry Pratchett
A. The Vogons, from the Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams
A. Being asked about my pet peeves.
A. Walking the dogs, doing Tai Chi, watching TV, playing Freecell.
A. Being rich.
A. Honesty, punctuality and a willingness to pick up the tab.
A. Slave to Love by Bryan Ferry, Africa by Toto, Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan, Aint' No Stopping Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead, and Madman Across the Water by Elton John
A. Douglas Adams, Sir Terry Pratchett, Jasper Fforde, Christopher Moore, Janet Evanovich, Kevin Hearne, Gail Carriger, Charlaine Harris, Ernest Cline, and many, many more. Oh, and Neil Gaiman. Who doesn't love Neil Gaiman?
A. I gotta go with series. Serieses. (What's the plural of series?) 1. The Discworld series by Sir Terry Pratchett, 2. the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy by Douglas Adams, 3. the Stephanie Plumb books by Janet Evanovich, 4. the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris and 5. the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. Can I squeeze Christopher Moore's Dirty Job in there, too?
A. Good Omens by Sir Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
A. Don't listen to advice. Just write the best book you can.
A. That I owe them a new keyboard or eReader. But it's not my fault they choose to eat while reading my work.