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Occupation Writer
Location Rochester, NY, United States
Introduction I spend the majority of my time making up stories about people who don't really exist, and I'm lucky that the people I love call this creative instead of crazy. People Magazine called my novel, STAY (Dutton 2010) a "Feel-good debut!"
Interests Writing, reading, knitting, backpacking, hiking, biking, gardening, all things green
Favorite Movies Waitress, Catch and Release, To Kill a Mockingbird, Manny & Lo, State & Main, The Simpsons Movie, The Big Lebowski, Stranger Than Fiction, The Fifth Element, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited, Blade Runner
Favorite Music Boston, Jeff Foucault, Kris Delmhorst, Ryan Adams, Bob Schneider, Dinosaur Jr., Josh Ritter
Favorite Books Song of the Lark (and anything else by Willa Cather), The Last Summer (of You and Me), Good in Bed, Where the Heart Is, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Anne of Green Gables, East of Eden, Travels with Charlie, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, The Lords of Discipline, The Dissident, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

Unlike a dog, how can a turtle ever be naked?

Well, if the shell is a part of him, isn't he still naked? And, isn't naked more of a state of mind than a state of being anyway? Haven't you ever felt naked while fully dressed?