A. Digital librarian, photographer, and waitress (in high school).
A. Waterville High in upstate New York, and Cornell University.
A. "Mad Men" (before that, it was "Lost").
A. Espresso fiend, readaholic, photographer, writer, desert island explorer.
A. "You cannot create experience. You must undergo it." - Albert Camus
A. Not worrying about happiness.
A. Camping on Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
A. Imogen Cunningham (an awesome photographer).
A. Werner Herzog.
A. "Whatever sounds good."
A. Not taking enough chances.
A. Singing in key.
A. Raising my two-year-old daughter.
A. Halley's Comet (so I could fly around the Solar System and check in on Earth every now and again).
A. Freckles (but only in the summer!)
A. "The Man" in Cormac McCarthy's book "The Road."
A. Klaus Kinski in the movie "Nosferatu."
A. Andy Warhol. I would bring a box of Campbell's Soup cans and ask him to sign them all for me!
A. Crazy drivers on the Los Angeles freeways.
A. Writing books is actually my fantasy profession, so I feel incredibly lucky.
A. Kindness, intelligence, creativity.
A. "Gardening at Night" by REM, "Norwegian Wood" by The Beatles, "Lithium" by Nirvana, "Seeing Other People" by Belle & Sebastian, and "Earlybird School" by Charles Douglas.
A. Margaret Atwood, JG Ballard, Toni Morrison, Suzanne Collins, Cormac McCarthy, James Dashner, William Faulkner, Carrie Ryan, Ernest Hemingway, Joan Didion, and many more.
A. 1. "The Sheltering Sky" by Paul Bowles 2. "Beloved" by Toni Morrison 3. "Play It As It Lays" by Joan Didion 4. "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner 5. "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
A. "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
A. Read as many books as you can!