A. "Don't pick it." My Mom told me that, and it applies to any number of situations.
A. Meeting one of my literary heroes -- one of the men whose work made me think that I could become a writer, too. He turned out to be a horrible sexist who claimed to never read books by women. I'm still getting over that one.
A. After meeting the horribly sexist literary hero, I think I've given up on wishing for future encounters with famous people.
A. Backup singer! I actually got to live the fantasy for a night when the Rock Bottom Remainders, an all-author supergroup, came to town, and I sang back-up on "Mustang Sally." I have no idea how I sounded, or even if my microphone was on, but I loved it, loved it, loved it.
A. I love to read, I like to cook, and I love hanging out with my daughters.