What is your chief characteristic?
I am often smiling.
What do you appreciate most about your friends?
They are motivated, positive and creative, and they help me when I’m not.
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
Dominick Birdsey in “I Know This Much is True,” because he grows so much throughout the book.
Who is your favorite heroine in fiction?
Orleanna Price in “The Poisonwood Bible,” because she becomes a strong role model for her daughters by the end of the novel.
What is the best thing you have ever won?
An alarm clock that projected the time onto the ceiling
What did your mother always tell you?
“To each his own.”
What is the worst idea you’ve ever had?
“Raising kids, working full-time and going to school at the same time won’t be so hard.”
What is your favorite food?
Which talent would you most like to have?
The talent of perfect tact
What movie do you love to watch repeatedly?
“Kung Fu Panda”
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Realizing I had baby food on my shirt at work
What historical figure do you despise the most?
Andrew Jackson for his role in the “Trail of Tears”
What TV show is your guilty pleasure?
“Law & Order”
What is the last book you read?
“Making It in the ‘Free World’: Women in Transition from Prison” by Patricia O’Brien
What is your theme song?
“Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi