A. Be prepared. Be happy. Watch out for skunks.
A. Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow (though it always makes me cry). Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo from Cinderella (because it always makes me smile), also When a Hippo Can Dance by Sandra Boynton (same reason). Caribbean Blue by Enya (because it's pretty, though I have no idea what the lyrics are). Just a Little Girl by Amy Studt (because it makes me feel like conquering the world).
A. Becoming a published writer. I have wanted to be a writer since... well, forever. It's the only thing I ever wanted to do with my life. So my greatest achievement is never giving up on that dream.
A. After writing ICE, it drives me batty when polar bears are depicted frolicking with penguins. Polar bears live near the North Pole; penguins live near the South Pole. You can't get any farther apart. It would be like an elephant frolicking with a chipmunk in my backyard.
A. I say, "I love you, " to my family a thousand times a day, but I don't think it's possible to overuse those words (at least not if you mean them).