A. mother, teacher [all along, i was writing]
A. until age 18, i went to school in germany. afterwards i studied at the university of nh, where i got my ba and ma
A. the big chill
A. i try to stay away from tv
A. here. now. in my study.
A. as a 5-year old, i wanted to be invisible, hear and see everything
A. becoming my characters/ writing from inside their skin
A. i don't think of characters as heroes or villains. as a reader and writer i look for characters who are complex, in many subtle shades of gray.
A. see above
A. i'm already doing it
A. tofu? chocolate?
A. i like music by annie gallup, cheryl wheeler, miles davis, bobbie gentry// also 60s music
A. toni morrison, thomas mann, isabel allende, janet frame, fyodor dostoyevsky,
A. janet frame: an autobiography one hundred years of solitude by gabriel garcia marquez crime and punishment by fyodor dostoyevski the bluest eye by toni morrision eva luna by isabel allende as i lay dying by william faulkner
A. the bluest eye by toni morrison
A. honor the commitment to your writing
A. you write about things most of us don't dare think about