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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Live out loud. Do unto others. Dream big. And there's nothing you can't do.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'm happy being me, but I would love to have a day to be: a spy, a Rockette, a movie star from the 1930s, a Bond Girl, a go-go dancer, a Bronte, an outlaw, Kobe Bryant, a Charlie's Angel, and a rock star
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. My human relationships; never being afraid to take chances in life; and my books, especially my first novel, Velva Jean Learns to Drive.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A wonderful day of writing. Sunshine. Movie popcorn. Friends. Family. Cats. Good hair. Laughter. Everything right in my world.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Right here at my writing desk. Or traipsing through Dracula's Transylvanian castle with my best friend, exploring the ABBA Museum in Stockholm with my mother, or dancing in the streets of Havana with my boyfriend.
June 23, 2009
- You must kiss your pride and dignity goodbye.
- There is no such thing as writing a memoir half-way. You have to jump in with both feet, legs, arms, shoulders, hands, head, and heart.
- Everyone remembers the same event differently.
- It's fun to relive old memories.
- It's agonizing to relive old memories.
- If you have any doubt, change names! Not only to protect the people you're writing about, but yourself.
- It's fine to leave things out. In fact, it's better to leave things out.
- No matter how much they ask, your loved ones don't want to know the things you...