I live in: Nashville, Tennessee, born and raised. My Former Life: I have been a classical piano teacher, full-time mom (unpaid), part-time genealogist (also unpaid, but what does that matter, right?), chair of a non-profit for a local theater group (wait, that’s unpaid, too!), and a coordinator of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Midsouth Conference (guess I excelled at working for free!). My life now: Still have my family, still coordinating that conference. I am also a writer. For this I get paid.
1. Scotland. Don’t even get me started. I love it.
West Highlands, Scotland
Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
2. My Longbow.
3. Really big trees. Especially in Scotland.
I shoot targets, not furry things.
Glen Nevis, Scotland. The little blue thing in the middle is me.
4. BBC costume dramas.
Seriously, those dresses would look great on me.
Though maybe not this one.
5. Finding things that have been hidden, on purpose or otherwise.
*Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
*The Eugenides series by Megan Whalen Turner (The Thief, Queen of Attolia, King of Attolia, Conspiracy of Kings)
*Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
*Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
*The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
*Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
*The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Want to know more?
Here’s what (I think) I’ll be doing on release day, September 1, 2012.