Q: Where do you get your ideas?
A: Elves. I get mine from elves. Like the Keebler Elves, only instead of living in a tree they live inside my head. And instead of making cookies they generate story ideas. Sometimes though if I'm really lucky, I get one dipped in chocolate. Seriously, I have no idea. The ideas just show up, and I'm grateful!
Q: What do you like best about being a writer?
A: The dress code. How many jobs can you go to in your pajamas? Hee! Everything, actually. I love everything about being a writer. I'm lucky enough to get paid for something I love doing, and to have other people enjoy it. When a reader tells me how much she loved a story, that's the best. There's nothing in the world better than that.
Q: If there was one place in the world you could visit, where would it be and why?
A: Oh, now that's just cruel. One? I only get to pick one? In that case, I'd visit a boat yard and buy a sailboat. And then I could go almost anywhere with a shore line. I know, that's cheating. This is part of why I write. It lets me visit all the places I can imagine.
Q: What feeds your muse?
A: Chocolate, of course. Tea, I love tea. English breakfast, Earl Gray, Darjeerling. I once had this wonderful Russian black tea with orange rinds in it. That stuff had more kick than an infuriated mule, I loved it.
Hiking. The sound of the wind. The ocean. I miss living in Maine, and the coast. Then again, I love the mountains. Luckily my muse is pretty adaptable!
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