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I am a poet, biographer, and fiction writer who lives with my family near Philadelphia, PA. I love all forms of visual and performing arts and I'm fascinated by the lives of great painters, dancers, and musicians. My taste in literature, landscape and music is eclectic. I like salads and casseroles with many different kinds of ingredients. I love fancy dresses and baggy sweatshirts. I love Phillies baseball and soft pretzels. My husband cycles, my daughter dances. Our dog Sam is smarter than I am. He became Blake in my second novel Pieces of Georgia.
Human Behavior. Literature: what people are reading, have read, and what they thought or felt about it. Visual art and music and the people who create them. Real/ historical events, but not the usual ones you read about in the school books: personal stories of events and individuals and how their lives were shaped and changed by their times and the places in which they lived.
Favorite Genre Of Reads
A poem is a window that hangs between two or more human
beings who otherwise live in darkened rooms.
(Those who write primarily for adults): William Stafford, Emily d***inson, Galway Kinnell, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, Ted Kooser, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sharon Olds, Rita Dove, Annie Dillard, Barbara Kingsolver, Nick Hornby, Erik Larson; (those who write primarily for young people): Eileen and Jerry Spinelli, Robert Cormier, Karen Hesse, Sharon Creech, Lois Lowry, Gary Soto, Laurie Halse Anderson.
Favorite Recent Reads
The Devil in the White City and Isaac's Storm (both by Erik Larson), The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver; A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby; Otherwise (poems), by Jane Kenyon.
Best Book To Film Adaptation
Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly and Matthew MacFadyen)
If I could be any character I'd be (and why?)
The leading lady in any film starring Matt Damon.
If I was stranded on a desert island and could only bring 3 books, I'd bring
1. my family's photo album; 2. a blank (and preferably LARGE) journal; 3. The Way It Is--New and Selected Poems of William Stafford.