I like to take long walks and work puzzles.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I'd live in a mountain cabin with a view that reached forever, a quiet private place where I could listen to the birds or play the 1812 Overture at top volume. Of course, friends would live nearby. That way I'd satisfy my needs for solitude and people. And we'd have one good snow per year, no more and no power outages.
If you could only read books by one author, who would it be? *I know, this is an inconceivable thought, lol.
Who was the most prolific storyteller? Shakespeare? I don't know. My husband once alphabetized all our books by author's name, and we were shocked to learn we owned more books by Harold Robbins than anyone else. Robbins told a good story.
Share with us a few of your dreams. Also whether they have been fulfilled or are still a work in progress.
I dream about being thin. Unfulfilled. Been a work for a long time, little progress.
I dream about completing the historical novel I left on the back burner to write Sycamore. And the coconut cake funeral stories. There are civil rights era stories yet to be told — I lived in the midst of them. So I dream about writing all these stories, the playful ones and the ones that need to be told.
What are some of your guilty pleasures?
Moose tracks ice cream and playing Lexulous on my computer when I should be writing.
If you could leave the world with one piece of advice, what would it be?
Eat more ice cream. That's not original with me. That advice came from a woman who helped settle the West and I heard it around a campfire in the Grand Canyon on my fiftieth birthday. What it means to me is slow down, take pleasure in the little moments, and value what life offers.