A. camp counselor, swim lesson instructor, english teacher
A. I went to Daviess County High School in Owensboro, KY and Western Kentucky University (Go toppers!)
A. Lyle Lovett.
A. Ooh . . . maybe How to Steal a Million or Rear Window.
A. Dr. Who
A. I write books when my kids take naps.
A. Utter contentment. More specifically? Something like traveling with very little stuff in a place that's new and full of possibility.
A. Maybe that guy in the Gospel of Matthew who said "I believe, help me overcome my unbelief!"
A. My friends Jodi and Jenny.
A. Really? Actually . . . I've only learned these because of the way my daughter has begun to parrot me.
A. Not studying harder in French. Seriously.
A. Maybe gardening. Or making my own clothes.
A. A happy marriage.
A. I'm a bit of a loner.
A. Elizabeth Bennet.
A. Uriah Heep. "HEEP!"
A. Traveling schoolteacher. With an invisible jet. Fantasy, right?
A. Honesty, creativity, and a sense of humor.
A. Really perfect pears.
A. Markus Zusak, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, Kenneth Oppel, Chris Crutcher, Sonya Hartnett, Gary Schmidt, Joan Bauer, Rebecca Stead, Sara Zarr, Bryce Courtenay, Laurie Halse Anderson, Nancy Farmer and so, so, so many more!
A. Jane Eyre David Copperfield The Book of Phillipians Speak I am the Messenger
A. Nope. Too many new ones to seek out! I reread occasionally, but not for pleasure.
A. Don't camp too long on that first manuscript. Find another story and start telling it as soon as you can!
A. I started this novel as a way to blend together some of the fun anecdotes from the bike tours I've taken with my husband. But then the conflict and plot and characters all took over and turned the book into something very different.