My “writing mood” is best fostered by an absence of distractions. I write in my room, which is the only place available to me, amid the clutter brought on by too much stuff in too little space. Radio and television are not on while I am doing any creative writing, which includes rewriting and editing. My attention wanders at the least opportunity, and there are enough interruptions by “real life” thrusting into my space.
What are you reading right now?
The Triumph of Grace by Kay Marshall Strom
Who are some of your favorite authors and/or books?
Agatha Christie, C.S. Lewis, Jeffrey Archer, Kay Strom, Donna Crow, Ian Pears, Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart
If you could meet any author, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
It would be great to have a conversation with C.S. Lewis. He always seems to bring a new aspect to any subject with humor and depth. His writing is profound. Talking with him would stretch my mind in new, exciting directions.
Okay, here are a few "get to know you better" questions:
Please share with us a favorite memory.
Witnessing a granddaughter graduate from university with a Phi Beta Kappa key around her neck along with two honors from her department! Wow!
What are some of your favorite ways to relax?
Enjoying a toasted, multigrain English muffin with a cup of fair trade coffee.
If you could only read books by one author, who would it be? *I know, this is an inconceivable thought, lol.
C.S.Lewis because of his insight and surprising ways of expressing truth.
Share with us a few of your dreams. Also whether they have been fulfilled or are still a work in progress.
Having one of my Economics students (in grade 10) do well. It was fulfilled last night by a friend calling me from overseas to say that a former student had just been inaugurated to being the Finance Minister! What a joy!
What are some of your guilty pleasures?
Extra dark chocolate is that. What a relief to learn that it is good for my health because of all the antioxidants it contains – if I can overlook the calories, which I don’t need.
If you could leave the world with one piece of advice, what would it be?
Realize that there is more to life than what appears and truth is far more than “the facts,” observable or testable.