1. When I was in afternoon Kindergarten, I walked to school by myself on May Day, but came home before getting halfway there much to my mother’s displeasure because my flower for my teacher blew away. Thus, the need for therapy began.
3. I won a poetry contest when I was fourteen-years-old and thus my journey to fame began.
4. I spent a long time in high tech sales and was quite successful although I am quite shy. I know!
5. “Mind like a steel trap” is a phrase I coined for myself to my husband long ago so he would have a chance at better understanding me. “Bitch on wheels” is another. Picture roller-skates and moving fast and perhaps pushing others out of the way.
6. Jeff Bezos (Now, Amazon’s founder & CEO) came to my 29th birthday party with my gal pal Sally. I didn’t like him. They broke up a short time later. Who knew?
7. I am like a bank when it comes to holding secrets for my friends. People tell me their darkest secrets, and I keep them for them. I have been this way for-evah.
8. All my work is fiction. Really. It is!
9. I tested for a personality test once with all these co-workers (a gregarious group) and came out on the introverted social side which meant I did well in small groups or one-on-one because I am basically shy. This completely explains why I hang out by the punch bowl or the bar at parties and let the people come to me. Introverted social. Me.
10. I do believe in love at first sight and I married him.
11. I hate housework, chores, and errands; although some of my best novel ideas come about when I am doing these things.
13. Black was my favorite color as a child; a precursor to its usefulness in my fashion statements as an adult.
14. I love George Clooney. I’ve seen all of his movies even some of his not-so-good ones because I love his smile, his hair, and his voice. I tell my husband to get his hair cut like George Clooney’s and he gives me this weird look, but we have a basic understanding about GC.
15. I write about love, trust, and fate because relationships are tested in all kinds of ways…
16. I am the network administrator for our household when it comes to all things high tech. Microsoft is always directing us to that person and I thought you should know who it is.
17. I have made a lot of money throughout my career and I’m hoping those days are not over with this writing gig. But if they are, I want you to know that I’m having a blast. I love working for myself. I love writing. I love producing the books and even doing some of the promotion work. But most of all, I love all my devoted fans. You, who are reading this, because you care about what I think and write. Thank you!
18. I am 5’4” which is a great height because people never really know that you are short because you can always wear high heels. I really love that.
19. I am a control freak, a complete type-A personality. I have “relaxation” as a goal for my New Year’s resolution pretty much every year because it is something I hardly ever do.
21. I am quite fond of commas, semi-colons, and sentence fragments. I focus on using these punctuation marks sparingly, but it’s a challenge. I also love words that end in ly and second to that I like the ones ending with ing. I find the use of the f-word to be quite effective. Watch out!
(I realize that’s 21 things instead of 20, but I couldn’t stop.)
22. I love this photograph. I would love to use it as a book cover but I have been unable to track down the license. Hmph!
23. My bestselling book is This Much Is True. Here’s the latest print cover. ♥
And here is the eBook edition update as part of the matchy matchy marketing I did for the release of The Truth About Air & Water.