A. I have been a zookeeper, a professional balloon artist, and a substitute teacher.
A. Twisting balloon animals as a job was so much fun.
A. I went to high school in Tracy, California, and attended U.C. Davis for college.
A. The Lord of the Rings
A. Dancing with the Stars
A. Challenging, Adventurous, Whimsical, Lively, Engaging, Romantic, Fun, Amusing
A. Never give up, never surrender! - Galaxy Quest
A. Perfect happiness for me is knowing that everyone I love is content and at peace. As for the things that personally make me happy, the list is pretty simple. Roller coasters are way up there, along with pumpkin pie, and a beautiful garden on a cool, sunny day.
A. Blood and ladders
A. I'd be trail riding up a mountain in Yellowstone
A. Mary Shelley
A. Honestly? My husband. He's pretty awesome.
A. "Do you see what I'm saying?" and "Know what I mean?"
A. I regret that I didn't have a more confident sense of self as a child.
A. I'd love to be a great dancer.
A. Honestly, I can't think of anything that makes me feel greater pride than knowing I published a book.
A. I'm lazy, oh, boy, I'm lazy. I'm working on it though.
A. I love very deeply and honestly.
A. I've always wanted to be a bird. I'd love to fly.
A. My smile tends to stand out. I've been accused of having the world's worst case of perma-grin.
A. I know it's been done, but I have to go with Harry Potter.
A. Ursula from The Little Mermaid. I just love her attitude.
A. I would have loved to meet Amelia Earhart. That lady had some moxy. I admire the women in history who managed to break with tradition. If I had anything to say to her, I'd probably tell her to take care in the South Pacific, because it would have been great to see what she would have accomplished had she continued on with her life.
A. People moving things on my desk.
A. I love gardening.
A. If I could do anything, I'd design habitats and exhibits for zoos.
A. Loyalty, humor, and honesty
A. My practical side is arguing that you can't eat any one thing that much or it will kill you, but if I had to pick a favorite thing, it would probably be grapefruit. I acknowledge, I'm very odd.
A. With or Without You, by U2; Short Skirt, Long Jacket by Cake; You & Me by Dave Matthews Band; With Cat Like Tread, from The Pirates of Penzance; and Daughter by Pearl Jam
A. I love classics like Shakespeare, and many authors from the Victorian era like Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, and Mary Shelley, I also really enjoy many classic children's authors like L. Frank Baum, and Dr. Seuss.
A. When I think about the books that made me love reading, I immediately thing of Black Beauty, Little Women, and The Wizard of Oz. As an adult I have to add Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to that list as well as Frankenstein.
A. I reread the Harry Potter books, I admit it. I love them.
A. Don't write in a vaccuum, because you'll learn the most about writing from other writers.
A. Where do you get your ideas? Honestly, I usually have no idea.