Well, hello! I’ve been interviewed many times during my three years as a novelist, so by way of introduction I thought I’d share a few of my favorite excerpts.

Tell me as much as you can about yourself in only one sentence.
I’m a Labrador-pit bull cross.

What is the most useful thing you have done to get to this point in your writing career?
I’m very stubborn. If someone tells me something is impossible, I say “Watch me.” It’s useful in publishing because even if you write well, it’s a game of persistence, plus luck.

What is one thing you wish you had learned sooner?
Only one? Joking aside, I try not to look back. Regret is a bummer. Life is all about learning, and I’ve learned a tremendous amount in every aspect of my life. I’m determined to stay open to new experiences—like publishing my first novel at age 55!

What’s the weirdest thing you ever did for money?
In graduate school, I was a subject in a psychology experiment in which I was hooked up to an EEG and heart monitor and given jaw-dropping doses of Ritalin, caffeine and cocaine. Hey, it paid well.

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