A. I was a blueberry picker, bindery worker, bookstore clerk and later manager, and a Realtor.
A. Writing! And being a mom.
A. I went to Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan, and to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A. My husband, Matt McMann. He proposed to me with a song. Isn't that romantic?
A. Love, Actually
A. The Office
A. Another dorky, Pajama-wearing writer, Spilling angst around. (hey look, it’s a haiku!)
A. Get over it and ask, "What's next?"
A. Zombies. And fire. Zombies on fire would reallly do me in.
A. I would love to go to Greece.
A. Napoleon. (Dynamite...not Bonaparte)
A. Two people -- my kids. They are doing a freaking awesome job growing into young adults.
A. I shout out, "Bring home the baron!" way too often.
A. seventh grade
A. Sometimes, I would like to disappear.
A. I am fairly generous.
A. I have a big smile...that's probably it.
A. Louis, from Harvest Moon Magical Melody. *sigh*
A. Some might argue that he doesn't qualify as a villain, but I'd have to go with Severus Snape.
A. Jesus Christ. I'd say, "Sooo...what WOULD you do, actually?"
A. I would like to deliver flowers.
A. Promptness, kindness, and a sense of humor.
A. Absolutely, without a doubt, peanut butter. You've got your carbs, your protein, your fat, your veggies (the pea part, right?)...it's like the entire food pyramid in one ever-loving spoonful.
A. This is the hardest question ever! The answer changes all the time, depending on what I'm in the mood for. I love Chris Crutcher, Sara Zarr, Lois Lowry, Elizabeth Scott, Madeleine L'Engle, Gordon Korman, Michelle Magorian, Heather Bouwman.
A. No, THIS is the hardest question ever. But here goes: Little Women The Count of Monte Cristo The Poisonwood Bible East of Eden A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A. Learn how to take criticism and keep writing--it takes a lot of practice.