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Introduction This blog started as a marathon-training diary, but has since evolved into a blog about writing and my thoughts on life in general. I quit my job in publishing to become a full-time writer, and I'm currently working on my first novel. I'm a runner, an avid reader, and a (not so new) puppy's mama.
Interests Likes: Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon, writing, good conversation, good books, good music, running, long walks with the dog, traveling--especially to England (and more specifically to London, though this has been hampered by the decision to write full-time). Dislikes: Spiders and broccoli.
Favorite Movies Love Actually, The Hours, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Holiday, Bend It Like Beckham, Calendar Girls, Shadowlands, Miss Potter...I seem to have a theme of sorts. Also, The Constant Gardener, Gosford Park, The Painted Veil, Driving Lessons, Meet the Parents, Pirates of the Carribean, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and Big Daddy. I'm a sucker for happy endings and silly humor, but I do like serious movies too.
Favorite Music Muse, James Morrison, The Fray, the Veils, Jeff Buckley, Borne, Augustana, Edwin McCain, James Blunt, Joss Stone, Keane, the Clash, Sublime, the Rolling Stones, U2, Coldplay, Evanescence, Keith Urban, Rascal Flats, Otis Redding, Adele, Norah Jones, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, Leona Lewis, Duffy, Brandi Carlile, Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, and A Fine Frenzy. New interests include: Audrye Sessions, Iron & Wine, and Paramore.
Favorite Books Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Dalloway, Picture of Dorian Gray, Persuasion, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, The Hours, The Namesake, Prague, No Saints or Angels, Middlesex, Those Who Save Us, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The History of Love, The Time Traveler's Wife, The Zuckerman Trilogy, Portnoy's Complaint, Everything is Illuminated, and Notes From a Small Island. Also, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Harry Potter.

You've been invited to a fancy ball but the only thing you have to wear is an orange wooly jumper. What shoes do you wear?

My purple Choos, of course!