A. public administrator
A. University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em Horns!
A. Pride and Prejudice in all its many versions
A. The Office
A. Fun Happy Creative Healthy Independent Irreverent Loyal Blessed
A. Live Outside the Box!
A. Surrounded by love and free of worry. That's true happiness. Or so I have been told.
A. Losing the ability to write, either physically or mentally
A. In a cottage in Ireland or Scotland writing a really fantastic book.
A. Barack Obama, for where he started and what he achieved.
A. In writing, the word 'just.' In speech, I think I say "You've got to be kidding me" way too much. No one is kidding me quite that much.
A. No regrets!
A. becoming a published, working, author
A. I can be rather vain (she says with a flip of her recently styled hair)
A. I get along with almost everyone
A. I talk with my hands
A. Mr. Darcy.
A. I would like to say it's something noble, like helping the elderly. But the truth is I read or watch TV
A. I'm doing it!
A. Truthfulness, Loyalty, Kindess
A. No hesitation - chocolate
A. Jane Austen, Marian Keyes, Phillipa Gregory, Nick Hornsby, Augusten Burroughs
A. Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The Handmaiden's Tale by Margaret Atwood The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
A. Write something every day, even if only a paragraph.
A. Write faster!
A. I was intrigued by the lives of people around me who had sons, daughters, spouses and other family members going off to war and coming home, some of them after multiple tours. I thought about the changes families and soldiers go through during long separations and how some are better than others at reclaiming the lives they once had. I wanted to test the ultimate bounds of change: What if a woman was told her soldier husband, the love of her life, had died in the war? What if she struggled to accept his death and finally picked herself up and went on with her life? What if she fell in love again? What if...what if it was all a mistake and he wasn't dead after all?