|Location||Santa Ana, California, United States|
|Introduction||I'm the author of 15 books, scattered like birdseed over six genres. My favorite book is always the one I wrote last. Right now, that book is a memoir about growing up with a mother married seven times.My biggest moment was a glowing critique for my writing book from author Sidney Sheldon. I've written four memoirs: "Higher Than Eagles" garnered 5 movie options, and the two mostly humorous memoirs won national awards. My latest is the growing-up story, "The Tail on my Mother's Kite." My writing book, "Damn The Rejections, Full Speed Ahead" was named the winner of "Best Books." I'm married to a lawyer and am the mother of 6 kids--five boys and a girl.|
|Interests||writing, teaching, public speaking, reading, theater, traveling, family.|
|Favorite Movies||"Cider House Rules, " "Waking Ned Divine, " "The Notebook, " "The King's Speech, " and "The Book Thief."|
|Favorite Music||All music, both classical and folk, but not jazz.|
|Favorite Books||"To Kill a Mockingbird, " "Bel Canto, " "One Summer In Between, " "The Check-List Manifesto, " "Infidel, " "A Boy's Life, " and "Unbroken."|
Your hand has been replaced by a rubber stamp. What does it say?
An author makes a name for herself mainly by good writing. But it also takes personal appearances and lots of blogging.