A. student, graduate student assistant and freelance writer
A. author (of course!)
A. I homeschooled for high school and graduated from Florida State University in spring 2007.
A. Today, it's Pink. Yesterday, it was JT.
A. Mean Girls
A. Gossip Girl
A. Write, lip gloss, sun, gossip, vanilla cappuccino
A. You're only limited by the effort you put out.
A. Watching reality TV with my BFF.
A. Not being able to be a full-time writer.
A. In a cabana in Hawaii! :)
A. Anna Sewell--the author of Black Beauty. She loved horses and was passionate about preventing cruelty to animals.
A. My Canterwood editor and best friend, Kate.
A. Like, seriously?! and I know, right?!
A. Not saying "yes" the first time.
A. Olympic-level gymnast skills. Or any level of gymnastic prowess...
A. Moving to NYC. :)
A. Control-freak tendancies
A. Fiercely loyal
A. A writer for Pretty Little Liars.
A. My love of animals. (I may or may not have greeted a squirrel when I passed it on the street last week.)
A. Roald Dahl's Matilda. The girl is smart, funny and she saved everyone from Miss Trunchbull!
A. Dolores Umbridge. No one who loves kittens and pink should be THAT evil.
A. I'd love to meet Laura Ingalls Wilder. She roughed it on the frontier and wrote amazing, wonderful stories that still resonate today. I'd tell her about the present and ask her what kind of story she'd tell about it. (Secretly, I'd wonder if she thinks I'm a spoiled writer because of all of the modern conveniences I use (spell check!) that she didn't have.
A. Laziness and being late.
A. I love watching movies. Often ones panned by critics.
A. Freelance TV writer.
A. Humor, honesty and intelligence.
A. Cheeze pizza. Yum!
A. All the Pretty Lights, Born This Way, Speechless, Teenage Dream, Begin Again
A. I adore Kate Brian, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Sara Gruen, Stephenie Meyer, Lauren Myracle, Ally Carter and Lauren Weisberger.
A. In no particular order: The Black Stallion Private Eclipse Riding Lessons National Velvet
A. Twilight. I'm going on my fourth read!
A. Write what you love and not what you think people want to read.
A. In November 2006, I was a senior in college and I heard about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The goal of the contest is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. I wanted to participate, but had no ideas! A few days before NaNo, an idea for a horse novel popped into my brain and wouldn't go away. I started Take the Reins on November 1 and had an embarrassingly bad draft on December first.