A. Live, and let live.
A. Well, I smile a lot. I'm usually a pretty happy person and I like findng the humor in things.
A. Determination. See above.
A. A powerful singing voice. Chaka Khan, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin have always knocked me out.
A. When I was younger I wanted to work in the baby animal section of the zoo -- lion and tiger cubs, specifically -- but I think I would have overdosed on cuteness, so it's just as well that I never pursued it. Of jobs I've actually held to support my writing, I'd say zooming around all summer driving a lunchtruck. Excellent job: great money, being out in the sun with the music blasting, selling food and meeting great people. It was wonderful.