A. I was a children's yoga instructor in High School, which was a lot of fun, but hard work. I remember once trying to teach 13 three year olds how to do tree pose...not so easy. I worked at a clothing store in college, and was a fashion designer's assistant at one point, as well. And I was an editor before I was an author!
A. I always say being a writer is the best gig around. I love it.
A. I went to Seabury Hall for High School in Maui, Hawaii and I went to college at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles. And I got my Masters here in New York at The New School.
A. The Counting Crows. It's on my bucket list to see them in concert. I never have! Also Van Morrison. I adore him.
A. I'm a total fangirl for Nancy Meyers. I love all her movies--- Something's Gotta Give, Father of the Bride, The Parent Trap, etc. I also love Woody Allen-- Annie Hall and Manhattan are my favorites. And Clueless! Of course.
A. Right now it's probably Gossip Girl and this show Made In Chelsea that is only on in the UK-- I'm obsessed with it! Please come to the states! Dawson's Creek and Party of Five are pretty close to my heart, as well. I grew up with those shows.
A. Creative, fun, friendship, laughter, work, lovely, crazy, exciting. Those are pretty good words, come to think of it-- I lucked out!
A. I think perfect happiness has a lot to do with peace. For me I get peace from writing, from the people in my life, and from yoga-- om! I'm also incredibly blessed to have a job that really, truly fullfills me. That brings me a lot of joy.
A. Oh, man. Someone I love dying.
A. Paris! Always Paris, although New York isn't half bad, either.
A. Probably Joan Didion. Her essay "Goodbye To All That" continues to change my life every time I read it. She's a true writer and someone who has stayed the course even through so much tragedy. I respect and admire her greatly.
A. I say "the point is" all the time. It drives my friends crazy.
A. I don't think too much about regrets. I think everything that happens in our lives brings us to where we are, and for that, I'm grateful. Sometimes I'll regret not having spoken up, though. I'll say "man, I really should have told so and so how I felt!" That would probably be it for me.
A. SINGING! Oh my god if I had a good voice, I would never stop. I have a secret ambition of being on Broadway (secret because I am basically tone deaf).
A. Publishing a novel is pretty high on the list.
A. I have no patience. I'm working on it!
A. I think I'm kind, and a good friend.
A. Me. Life is pretty good.
A. I have really long hair, so maybe that?
A. Harry Potter! Without a shadow of a doubt.
A. Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. He was so tortured by his love for Catherine!
A. Slow walkers. Although sometimes I am also a slow walker.
A. Reading, watching fun television, and pretending to cook.
A. A broadway actress! I have absolutely no talent whatsoever, but a girl can dream.
A. Generosity, Kindess and Respect.
A. Any version of cheese and tomatoes. Caprese salad, Greek salad, pizza....
A. Fly Me To the Moon by Frank Sinatra, Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles, Can't Help It by Yes Giantess, Love On Top by Beyonce, and anything by The Counting Crows
A. J.D. SalingerAlly CarterJ.K. RowlingJoan Didion Zoey Dean Margaret Wise Brown Deb Calleti Vladimir Nabokov Meg Cabot Virginia Woolf Too many to list!
A. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Eloise by Kay ThompsonHarry Potter by J.K. Rowling To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger *And anything Meg Cabot has ever written.
A. There are so many! I'd say my top re-reads are The Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby, though.
A. Read as much as you possibly can, and then get Stephen King's On Writing.