A. An author of course. I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
A. Poway High School, Marymount College and The University of San Diego
A. Willie Nelson
A. I have so many. Probably Welcome to the Dollhouse and I love The Sound of Music. Both so different from each other.
A. No worries and total inner peace.
A. Public speaking
A. "No." "Stop doing that." "Oh really." Can you tell I have two small kids?
A. I was really lost in high school and I have a lot of regrets. One of the biggest being not trying harder in school. I got to college and made dean's list my first semester, and I was amazed by how much I loved learning. I always had it in me. I really regret spending a lot of time worrying about silly things that I couldn't control in the future. I've learned to make the best out of where I am for the moment, and not worry about what the future holds.
A. Ice skating. I think it's beautiful and I've always been fascinated by how hard it must be.
A. My children are my biggest pride.
A. Stewing. When I get mad, I stew.
A. People tell me I'm tiny all the time. I don't feel tiny though.
A. I can't stand jealous people. And I don't necessarily mean people who are jealous of me. I mean, just listening to jealous catty behavior. It's so ugly and immature.
A. A detective.
A. Loyalty, integrity, and a big heart.
A. David Sedaris, Laurie Notaro, Larry McMurtry, Jack London, John Grogan, Augusten Burroughs, and Flannery O'Connor.
A. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Naked by David Sedaris, Plainsong by Kent Haruf, A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
A. Write a page a day and in a year you will have an entire novel.
A. "I could so relate!"
A. I wanted something with a spicy premise. What's spicier than a girl who has a whopper of a crush on her boyfriend's best friend? The plot raises many questions also, and I like it when readers ask questions as they're reading. Are some guys off-limits in romance? Is it ever okay to date a friend of an ex or are certain people banned for life from the dating pool? I honestly didn't know how it would play out in the end until I began writing. I didn't even know if it was okay to go for your boyfriend's best friend. You'll have to read to find out the answers.