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Right now, I'm reading:
The TEMERAIRE novel series by Naomi Novik. Again. And again.

My favorite story of all time is:
How can I possibly pick ONE??????

In bed I like to read:
nonfiction... comfort books... comic books... children's literature... fantasy (which I don't count as "adult fiction", as fantasy lovers all have some degree of children in their hearts).

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
Good intentions, awkward outcome, embarrassment results.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Breathe. He's not the last one.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ON THE MOON from Sesame Street... "...there's so many strange places I'd like to be/ But none of them permanently."

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Stan Lee.

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