A. "Don't pick it." My Mom told me that, and it applies to any number of situations.
A. I think I'd be me, only maybe a little younger and better-looking.
A. After meeting the horribly sexist literary hero, I think I've given up on wishing for future encounters with famous people.
A. Integrity, sense of humor, willingness to share dessert.
A. Linda Voss, from Susan Isaac's SHINING THROUGH, a secretary-turned-spy who saves the world and gets the guy.