- As a child, I announced to my parents that I wanted to become an Indian Princess when I grew up.
- I insist my children use impeccable Southern manners, including the use of “sir” and “ma’am.”
- I adore flavored coffee and always have at least 3 different kinds on hand.
- I’ve lost my keys so many times that on of my good friends bought me a Tile.
- I’ve been known to sit in my car in the driveway in order to finish the end of an audiobook.
- I’ve held summer jobs in theme parks, an ice cream factory, and a grocery store.
- I love the color pink.
- I’m perfectly comfortable talking to complete strangers.
- I once covered a “lost emu” story as a reporter for WWNY-TV News 7 in Watertown, NY
- I’m definitely a morning person.
- I’m finishing my PhD at the University of Alabama!
- I know entirely too much about superheroes
- I’m a dedicated Mac and iPhone user.
- I do say y’all, though I was born and raised in Upstate New York.
- A favorite quote about writing is this: “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
Thoughts about Reading . . .
I’ve always been a reader and remember spending countless hours in our town’s little brick library. In the summers, I would walk from my house to the library, carrying stacks of books to and fro.
I like to think that my parents played a significant role in my love of reading, as they turned off the television–all summer, every summer–for as long as I can remember. Even during the school year, my television time was limited to little more than watching the Sunday Disney movie.
I’m also happy to say that both of my boys are both voracious readers and enjoy stories as much as I do.
Thoughts about Writing . . .
I’ve always loved writing quotes, but this one really resonates with me.
“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury