Lynn Kiele Bonasia

Lynn Kiele Bonasia has been a freelance advertising copywriter for more than twenty years. She has published short fiction in The Seattle Review and The Miami Herald, among others. She and her family spend summers on Cape Cod and live outside Boston during the winter. Please visit her website at www.lynnbonasia.com
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Everything in moderation. Sounds like a snooze, but it served my nonagenarian relatives well.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being on the beach on a balmy evening with a wedge of gooey cheese, a bottle of wine and someone(s) I like, having just learned my book has made it to the bestseller list. And that my mortgage is paid off. And someone has just told me I look too young to have a kid in college.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. "So, Jesus, are you happy with your spokespeople?"

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who complain about the weather.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Nauset Beach.

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April 06, 2010

The other day I found an old photo of me as a kid, red-cheeked with sun bleached hair, arms wrapped around a Dressy Bessy doll. It had been taken in front of the Town Crier Motel on Route 6 in Eastham, where my family spent many a summer week. We’d tried other motels for our annual trek to the Cape but my parents loved this one for its indoor pool and game room that gave us a Plan B in the event of rain. It was here that our father delighted us with his ping pong prowess, which he’d evidently mastered in the Army, and where we played our first video game, if Atari Pong counts as such a thing. With powdered sugar from boxed donuts on our lips... see more

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