Day Job: high school English teacher
Hails from: Washington state
In your next life? I'll come back as a history professor who knows many foreign languages!
Preferred writing snack: something salty, like popcorn or Cheez-Its.
Best romantic moment from a TV show: Season two of Friends, "The One Where Ross Finds Out." We go from Rachel's blind date drunk-dial to Ross checking his messages--hilarious dialogue, great physical comedy. Then there's all the sexual tension of the cafe argument and (finally!) the hot rain kiss.
Who are your favorite heroines from romantic fiction?
- Anne Shirley - As a child, I wanted to be Anne--she was so feisty, so intelligent, and so unique. She went to college, she was a writer, and she married Gilbert Blythe. Even when I was seven, this sounded like a recipe for a happy life!
- Elizabeth Bennet - Romance novelists must love Austen's fiesty heroine. I believe it's a law. Who wouldn't enjoy reading (and re-reading) a novel full of one-liners from this vivacious, spunky heroine?
- Gilbert Blythe - Clearly, I am obsessed with all things L.M. Montgomery (though must admit to never liking Teddy from the Emily books. I thought Perry and Dean were much more interesting).
- Mr. Darcy - He could talk about my "fine eyes" any day of the week, and I would be one happy woman. Oh, Fitzwilliam. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
- Agent Seeley Booth - I am a Bones fan because of him. (Yeah, I had to dip into TV for this one.) Honorable, capable, and incredibly easy on the eyes. May future seasons bring us many shirtless scenes!