FIVE FAVORITE BOOKS 1. The Great Gatsby 2. Where the Wild Things Are 3. Pride and Prejudice 4. Harry Potter series 5. The Artist’s Way
FIVE FAVORITE SONGS 1. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92: II. Allegretto 2. Matchbox Twenty’s “Bent” 3. Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” 4. Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” 5. Greensleeves (No, I’m not kidding. I have a collection of several different versions of this song and I listen to them throughout the year. I’d like to believe Henry VIII wrote it, but most historians say he didn’t).
FIVE FAVORITE MOVIES 1. Before Sunrise and Before Sunset (can’t wait to see the final installment in this trilogy!) 2. My Dinner With Andre 3. The Sound of Music 4. Chocolat 5. Blue from Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors Trilogy
FIVE THINGS I’M OBSESSED WITH RIGHT NOW 1. Les Mis (the movie) 2. Downton Abbey 3. Queen Elizabeth 4. Art Journaling 5. The FlyLady (www.flylady.net)
FIVE LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT ME 1. I know every word to every song in Les Mis, which essentially means I know the entire stage production by heart. 2. I am dyslexic and decided to write to prove to myself I could overcome my disability. 3. I have a corgi named Samantha and a pound kitty named Ruby Marie. 4. It took me three years to finish my first manuscript; one year to finish my second; six months to finish my third (It won RWA’s Golden Heart under the title of The First Kiss and it was published by Harlequin Next as Sisters in June 2006. 5. I can’t write to music with words. It has to be instrumental.