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Right now, I'm reading:
Paradox by Lucie Smoker (I'm in revisions)

In bed I like to read:
Very little. I prefer reading in a chair

My favorite story of all time is:
Slapstick by Vonnegut, yes a little bit strange

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Outside In and Literary Bohemian

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?
Blind optimism

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Focus on goals; believe in yourself

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Walking on Sunshine

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Deborah Treisman, fiction editor, The New Yorker

wonderactivist’s Latest Memoir of 57

“Wishing I had to dye eggs:)”

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