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Right now, I'm reading:
6 different books, none of which are from the same genre.

My favorite story of all time is:
Job: A Comedy of Justice. No, Shogun. No, wait, It.

In bed I like to read:
whatever my book club's reading. Those books put me to sleep every time.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Cuento Magazine. Cracked. Mental Floss. Mary Sue.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
"Different" is another word for "extraordinary."

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Maeve Binchy, but since she's no longer with us, Bill Bryson.

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