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Friday, November 02, 2007

Rats, Swords, Blood, Pizza and Cowboys

Dear Readers,
I can't unravel the reason you asked me such unusual and only slightly book-related questions this week, but they're so much fun to answer, I had to share a few.

Q: What is something most people don't know about you?
A: I once rescued a white lab rat, named him Francis and kept him as a pet for the rest of his life.

Q: What is your favorite non-horse sport?
A: To watch -- soccer! To participate in -- fencing! It's the only sport I ever excelled (sort of) in!

: Do you have any unusual writing habits?
A: Lots of them. Here are two: I donate blood after I finish writing most books. To me, it's sort of sharing a blessing for one I've been given. And, I use one special coffee cup when I'm creating and I don't allow myself to use it when I'm brainstorming or editing or rewriting. It was a gift from a good friend. The world's best teacher of science fiction!

Q: What's your favorite kind of pizza?
: Hawaiian!

Q: Which authors do your recommend for readers who enjoy old-days cowboy stories?
A: For fiction, Zane Grey and Will James (his artwork is wonderful as well). My dad is currently reading Bret Harte, and I plan to check him out, too. For nonfiction, you might check out Home on the Range, by Cathy Luchetti, which tells you LOTS about the life of frontier women -- often in diary and letter form.
Someday, I'm going to research (and write about, of course) women teachers in the early West!
The idea's always tantalized me!

More later!
Happy trails,

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