Interview- October 2010
1.How long have you been writing?
I've been writing all of my life, or at least it seemsthat way. I was an avid reader as a girl, and in earnest, set out to write poetry ar-oundthe age of 13. It was terrible, but it didn't matter. I was writing.
2.What is your book Viola In Reel Life About?
It's the story of Viola Chesterton, a 14 year oldgirl who wants to grow up and be a documentary filmmaker like her parents. When her parents geta job in a foreign country, they send her to boardi-ng school for a year in South Bend, Indiana.
3.I see you love to cook, What is your #1 favorite recipe?Spaghetti with a fresh tomatoand basil sauce. Cook up a pound of pasta, al dente. Dice up 5 ripe red tomatoes. In a skillet,dice up garlic in olive oil. Throw in the tomatoes and a pat of butter. Stir and add salt tilthe tomatoes glisten. drain the pasta and throw the sauce on top. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinklewith freshly grated parmesan cheese. Shred leaves of fresh basil on top. Yum!4.What are you reading now?Books about World War I- historical books.
5.Which one of your book's are your favorite?
I love them all equally, like a good mother!6.Are your works based on someone you know or events in your life?
They are inspired by real people and events- but of course, I take huge liberties.7.Where is your hometown?Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
8.In your book Home To Big Stone Gap, What is Ave Maria's new dream?
Ave Maria's new dreamis to live in the moment of her life, to app-reciate what she has, and to savor all she has built.
9.What upcoming projects are you working on?A new novel, and two movies!
10.Thank you!What else do you want to say to your reader's or ha-ve me post?
I want to thank you, forthis wonderful interview and for writing to me. And, I would like to thank my readers, for choosingmy books and reading them, and sharing them with those you love. And, I hope we meet someday so I mightthank you in person!