A. I've been a fish-gutter in Alaska (really!); a waitress in Minneapolis; a record store clerk and an online producer in San Francisco; and a copy editor, freelance writer, and writing teacher in New York.
A. Teaching. Although fish-gutting had a calming, Zen-like aspect to it that I liked a lot.
A. I went to an alternative high school in Minneapolis, then the University of Minnesota for my BA, and then The New School for my MFA.
A. Hoarders and Hoarding: Buried Alive, of course!
A. Introverted girl often pretending to be an extrovert.
A. My newest one: All our secrets are the same.
A. Snakes. If you read Dirty Secret, you'll understand why.
A. Either drawing -- I can barely draw a stick figure -- or a decent sense of direction (which is a talent as far as I'm concerned).
A. Sushi. Or Mexican. Or Italian. I love food too much to eat only one thing.