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Right now, I'm reading:
the latest release by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, The Truth by Al Franken, several cat behavior books, & a book about creating mental challenges for your dog, including teaching your dog to find hidden objects (like keys). Weird & interesting.

My favorite story of all time is:
the one I'm currently writing.

In bed I like to read:
I can't read in bed because there are always several cats - and possibly a 91-lb. Rottweiler - who strongly object.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
everywhere I can find them.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
The funny, bizarre, & true things that happen in our neighborhood, especially with trespassing animals who have no business in the city. And for some reason, all this wildlife wants to visit ME.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Always listen to your own instincts.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Magical Mystery Tour

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
I'm kind of hoping that more than just one person might read my writing, but we'll see how it works out.

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