A. Babysitter, maid, secretary, hair salon receptionist, newspaper reporter and editor, freelance writer
A. I absolutely adored working in a newsroom.
A. Hanover High School in Hanover, New Hampshire; Principia College, and the University of Cologne in Germany
A. Bach and Motown
A. Just one? I have so many! All About Eve. Casablanca. It's a Wonderful Life. Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Pride & Prejudice (the BBC version with Colin Firth, of course). There are others, but I'll stop.
A. Downton Abbey all the way!
A. Eat. Sleep. Read. Write. Walk the dogs. Repeat.
A. It's the set of the sail, and not the gale, that determines the way we go.
A. One word: home.
A. Paddling down Isaac Lake in Bowron Provincial Park.
A. I would love to be an artist. Sadly, I can't even draw stick figures.
A. A happy family.
A. Charlotte Cavatica.
A. Letitia Slighcarp from "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase."
A. I would love to meet Jane Austen, but I'd be far too awed to say anything to her. Plus, if I did, I'm pretty sure she'd find some reason to skewer me in her next novel. After all, this is the woman who once wrote, "For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?"
A. Those stupid plastic containers that all electronics and other gadgets are packaged in. I can never get them open.
A. That would be eating.
A. French fries.
A. E. B. White Jane Austen
A. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Persuasion by Jane Austen Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster Half Magic by Edward Eager
A. Charlotte's Web
A. Be patient with yourself.
A. I'm your #1 fan!