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Location Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Introduction I was blessed to grow up in a family of readers, and I hope to be reading as long as my 106-year old great-grandma. Books are my great escape, and I can't imagine going a day without one. Happily, my husband tolerates my addiction - I'm a lucky girl! This blog? Mostly, it will be about books. Occasionally, I might branch out to other topics. Stay tuned, I'm sure it will be fascinating. *grin*
Interests Books, movies, cooking, friends, family, music, spirituality
Favorite Movies It's a Wonderful Life, Gone With the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, E.T., The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, The Princess Bride, Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Incredibles, Dirty Pretty Things, I Capture the Castle, Love Actually, The Others, The Pianist, Dogma, The Phantom of the Opera, With Honors, In Her Shoes, Rent, Transamerica, V for Vendetta, Stardust
Favorite Music Watermark, Avalon, Nichole Nordemann, Natalie Grant, Selah, Geoff Moore, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Scissor Sisters, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Morningwood, Keri Noble, Tori Amos, Jane Monheit, Boxing Gandhis, Sugarland, Dar Williams, Maria Mena, Missy Higgins, The Wreckers, Anna Nalick, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna
Favorite Books Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery, Briar Rose by Jane Yolen, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd, Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice, The Hours by Michael Cunningham, The Scarlett Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Persuasion by Jane Austen, The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay, My God and I by Lewis B. Smedes, Testament by Nino Ricci, Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey, The Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman, Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin, The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Lereoux

You've written a hit musical! How will you avoid having fame go to your head?

I'll let my sister be my manager, and she'll threaten my with pictures of my "perm" days.