gael lynch

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Occupation Writer and Teacher
Location Connecticut, United States
Introduction I'm an early morning writer, and was an all day teacher (until recently!) for 32 years. I will always be 'Mom' to my three fully emancipated kids. And now, I have a beautiful Golden Retriever who follows me around all day! I wake long before dawn and spend my first waking hours in front of that blue screen out in my little gray cottage...following the many characters that inhabit this crazy brain of mine. I once had about 24 kids in tow on a daily basis, listening to my stories, and allowing me into their storied lives too. But now, they have become my most treasured memories...their writing, their laughter and all that they brought to class each day. But always and forever, I come home at night to a pretty terrific guy, who listens to all my education and writing blather...then tunes me out when he's had enough!
Interests Anything writing, reading...especially fiction, music, politics (of course, I'm Irish!), kayaking, body surfing, baseball (METS), and football too (Jets!) and sinking my hands into the dirt in the spring.
Favorite Movies Out of Africa, Rear Window, The Constant Gardener, Last of the Mohicans...and The Wire (HBO TV Series)
Favorite Music Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Kathy Mattea, Dixie Chicks, Led Zepelin, Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young...and anything Motown too.
Favorite Books Interpreter of Maladies, Water for Elephants, Hundred Secret Senses, Ladies' No. 1 Dectective Agency Series, Children's: Chasing Redbird, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Breadwinner, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Hattie Big Sky, Homeless Bird, A Northern Light, Speak, Baby, Lily's Crossing

Will the Mets ever win the World Series again?