A. Grocery store cashier, waitress, special education teacher
A. Being a mom who's an author.
A. I went to Beacon High School and then spent a year and a half at SUNY Cortland. I decided to transfer after making a last minute decision to become a Special Education Teacher. The rest of my under grad was spent at SUNY GENESEO and I got my masters degree in Special Education at the University of Arizona.
A. Right now it's Adele. <3
A. White Christmas!!!
A. I've been a huge fan of The Closer, but it's almost over. Of course I'm a Gleek, but I'm going to anticipate being hooked on SMASH.
A. Books, family, writing, chocolate, hope, dance, laundry, running
A. Find your voice, spread your wings and fly free...
A. Living completely in the moment I'm in--no regrets.
A. That something terrible will happen to my children. I don't think there is anything that could scare me as much.
A. I know it's not exciting, but I'd have to say home. I love to go away, see new things, discover new places, but only as long as I can always come home.
A. Anne Frank--I read her diary when I was a teen and there is something about her spirit that has always haunted me. Maybe I've hoped to have a great impact on the world with my words and the strength to be the very best me in the life I've been given. And courage--I've wanted to have her courage.
A. I admire the quiet givers, the small town folks who change and save the lives of their friends and neighbors without anyone really knowing what they do and how much it means. They have good hearts and I admire them more than anyone.
A. I'm convinced that it must be the word "I"--I really need to learn to be a better listener.
A. I would play the piano and be fluent in sign language. I obviously have over achieving fingers.
A. Raising three boys who struggle with Dyslexia and Reading/Writing Challenges who are book freaks just like me.
A. I'm selfish. *shudders*
A. I'm a glass half-full optimist who is constantly working on making herself a better person.
A. I would be a Red-Tailed Hawk--I would fly.
A. I talk a lot!
A. Jonah from Lois Lowry's THE GIVER--When I read that book in high school I realized that there was someone else out there that had questions like me. I'll always love Jonah and Lois for giving me that.
A. It's a bogus answer because he's really good at heart, but I'm going to pick Snape from the Harry Potter series. But I think it suits me because I am that glass half-full kind of a girl and I can't help but believe that every villain has a little bit of Snape in them.
A. I'd love to meet Helen Keller. I'd just want to sit and listen to everything she had to say--soak it all up like a sponge.
A. People who don't know how to drive--come on--I am a New Yorker. I just want to lay on that horn.
A. I'm a dance instructor for three year olds--it doesn't really get much better than that.
A. Singer--but that is never going to happen. *clears throat*
A. Persistance, forgiveness and humor.
A. Just one? I'm so fickle! I can't pick a favorite, but what food can't I imagine living without? Chocolate ice cream.
A. This is as bad as the food question! Gahhh! My dad used to sing You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby by Bing Crosby to me all the time. I can name a few artists that have voices and songs that move and haunt me...Karen Carpenter, Carole King and Adele. And I LOVE Broadway music--ask my college roommate.
A. Lois Lowry, Laurie Halse Anderson, K.L. Going, John Green, Ellen Hopkins, Harper Lee, JK Rowlings, Suzanne Collins, Jodi Picoult, Judy Blume, Jay Asher, Sara Zarr, Elizabeth Scott, Beverly Cleary, Jodi Moore, Dr. Seuss, Mo Willems, Audrey Niffenegger, Kathryn Stockett, A. S. King, Marcus Zusak, Alice Sebold, Barbara Kingsolver, Steig Larsson, Louis Sachar, Rick Riordan, S.E. Hinton, Philip Pullman, Gary Paulsen, Chris Crutcher, Katherine Paterson, Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman
A. THE GIVER by Lois LowrySPEAK by Laurie Halse AndersonTHE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John GreenTHE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne CollinsTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD-Harper Lee
A. Put your heart and soul into everything that you write.