A. medical secretary, word processing, retail sales
A. Oscar A Carlson High School in Gibraltar, MI; Monroe County Community College; Michigan State University
A. It's between 2001: A Space Odyssey and Romancing the Stone. Today. Ask me tomorrow and the movies will change.
A. Can't decide between The Closer and Burn Notice
A. Wife, mother, writer, stray cat and dog rescuer
A. Life is the journey, not the destination
A. A cat on my lap, a dog at my feet, and a book in my hands.
A. Like I'd tell!
A. Right where I am, at home. (The incredible part is it's currently 9 degrees outside with a foot of snow.)
A. Some poor woman who risked pissing off her husband by taking in yet one more stray cat
A. currently, Michelle Obama
A. Probably a lot of things, none of which I care to think about.
A. Fluency in another language. Any language!
A. I'm supposed to say my children, right? But getting that first book published is what really pops into my mind.
A. Um, ego? No, that can't be right.
A. Kindness to animals, including rescuing strays. My husband thinks of it as more of a flaw.
A. I want to be a crew member of the star ship Enterprise. Barring that, I'll be a cat. One of my cats. It's a good life.
A. That I'm a sucker for animals. You can tell by all the dog and cat hair.
A. Ack! There's so many! I'll go with Han Solo.
A. Leonardo da Vinci. I wouldn't say anything, just sit and watch in awe.
A. Drivers who pass on the right and don't use turn signals.
A. Reading. Duh.
A. Science officer on the star ship Enterprise!
A. Honesty. Intellectual curiosity. Sense of humor, meaning someone who agrees with my sense of humor.
A. Plum dumplings
A. FIVE? What an evil question. "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" by The Beatles; "A Broken Wing" by Martina McBride; "American Dream" by Simon and Garfunkle; most everything by Queen and David Bowie, and I'm really ticked that I had to leave off The Red Hot Chili Peppers
A. Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Crusie, Joseph Wambaugh, Anne Rice, Robert Ludlum.
A. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie Dune by Frank Herbert
A. All the above!
A. Keep reading and writing, and you won't stop learning.
A. Most readers say my books are a fun, fast read.
A. I wanted to write about a high-profile missing person - hence, the disappearance of a U.S. Senator and his new wife - and a heroine determined to find them while way out of her depth in the Washington, D.C. social scene. You don't have to be interested in politics to enjoy the story, but I'll admit to being a bit of a political junkie, and enjoyed coming up with a plot that involves blackmailing Senators in order to manipulate votes. The scary part turned out to be how easily it could be done!