What is your favorite thing to do?
Do you like to cook?
I never used to like to cook, but over the past few years, I've come to find cooking to be a relaxing, almost meditative, activity. I enjoy taking a bunch of random ingredients and producing something delicious.
Do you live alone?
I live with my two kids and our cat, Sadie.
Which was the last book you read?
The Book Thief
Do you have any siblings?
I have two older sisters.
How do you spend your leisure time?
When I'm not writing or cooking, I'm relaxing with the kids, watching TV inside or watching them play outside.
Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?
I would much rather be BEHIND the camera!
Are you a morning, afternoon, or evening person?
It's funny how things can change over time without us really noticing until we actually make the effort to reflect on the situation. I used to be a night owl, up all night, sleep half the day away. Since the kids started school, though, I've become more of a morning person. It still takes some time for me to wake up fully, but I'm usually in a pretty good mood and ready to be productive when I get up in the morning.
Who has had the most influence in your life?
My mom, with her perseverance and strength in tough situations.
Do you like to play a musical instrument?
When I was a teenager, I played clarinet, and while I would love to play again, I don't think I would know what to do with it were I to pick one up now, more than 15 years later. I taught myself how to play a little guitar many years ago, too, but my guitar met an unfortunate end and I never managed to get another.
What were your favorite subjects in school?
Language Arts/English was always my favourite subject.
Do you like to dance?
Not really. I find it too awkard and confusing. I'm really not coordinated at all.
What do you want to be doing in ten years?
I'd like to be writing still, preferably in a capacity that pays the bills.
Would you like to be famous?
Yes and no. I would like the security that would come along with fame, but I'm far too shy to actually be comfortable in the public eye.
How many times did you move as a child?
I lived in three towns and four houses before turning 18.
Which is your favorite movie?
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Are you a beach, country or city person?
City all the way.
Are you close to your family?
I'd like to think so.
Do you live in a house or an apartment?
I currently live in a townhouse.