Where are you from?
Who are your favorite writers?
Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Saul Bellow
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Middlemarch by George Eliot
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Chasing after my kids. Movies. Gardening.
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Don't let nobody steal your joy.
What is your favorite quote?
Tell me, what it is you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?—Mary Oliver
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers?
How much research do I do?
What is the answer?
Not as much as you might think, but more than I'd like.
What inspired you to write your first book?
The feeling that if I wanted to read a certain kind of book, I was going to have to write it myself.
Where do you write?
At home, in the local coffee house. Wherever they'll have me.