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Right now, I'm reading:
a book on ancient Scottish witchcraft, a series of articles on physicians' attitudes toward patients with incurable diseases, a selection of short stories by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and the latest novel by Jasper Fforde.

My favorite story of all time is:
the one I'm currently writing. My OCD demands that I work on several projects at a time, so I can't tell you which one it is.

In bed I like to read:
I can't read in bed because there are always at least two cats who wish to interfere.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
everywhere. I find stories even where they're not supposed to be. Bwa-ha-ha!

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 do not belong in the city. And they all come to ME.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Get counseling as soon as you move out of your parents' house. Always listen to your 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?
You know, I've decided that I should be gracious if anyone wants to read my sassy comments.

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