A. I would like to meet Jane Austen. I would say, "Can I come stay at your house in Bath for awhile? I'll be very quiet and neat."
A. People who don't return their grocery carts to the cart corral thingy in the parking lot.
A. I'm also a freelance proofreader and copyeditor, which I love because I get paid to read.
A. I'm doing it!
A. Kindness; sincerity; trying-hard-ness.
A. Pasta. Or peanut butter. Or chocolate. Do I have to choose??
A. Hmmm..."Blackbird" by the Beatles; "American Pie" by Don McLean; "The Rocky Road to Dublin" because I can't even follow those lyrics, much less sing them...and two others.
A. It's hard to list just a few favorites, but any list has to include:Susan CooperHilary McKayTerry PratchettJonathan StroudDori Chaconas
A. This is even harder! Notice how I squeeze in a few more favorite authors.Charlotte's Web by E.B. WhiteAll Creatures Great and Small by James HerriottPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanThe Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo