Love Water Memory
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. You create your own happy.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I'd love to have a preschool. Or a breakfast/lunch restaurant. Or a bed and breakfast in a tropical location. Or . . .
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I'd love to be a talented instrumentalist. I've taken lessons, practiced, all to no avail.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I don't know about identifying, but my heroes are those who fought for civil rights when I was growing up, whether over race, gender, or other forms of discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr. fills a big place in my soul.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I'm a horrible overuser of "awesome." I know, decades later.
October 18, 2013Writers are a bit like gardeners. We plant seeds, lots of seeds, and hope they'll sprout and take hold in the muck that fertilizes such things and helps them grow. Like gardeners, we don’t always succeed. But when we do, and the result of our meticulous tending blooms, it feel miraculous. Especially when we get to watch it flower twice.
Love Water Memory goes on sale in paperback January 14.
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