Ten Things You Probably Don't Know About Me

  1. I'm a cat person. I once named a cat Lily after Harry Potter's mother. 
  2. I collect girl-series books. You can see a video of some on You-Tube.
  3. When I was 13 I wrote a fan letter to Margaret Sutton, author of the Judy Bolton series. She came  to my high school graduation party and before she died we co-wrote one more Judy mystery, THE  TALKING SNOWMAN for fans.
  4. I had Lasik surgery and feel like I've been given a wonderful gift of vision. 
  5. I started square dancing at age 13, was in a performing teen round dance group at age 17, and  met my husband at a square dance. I have square danced in a bathroom, elevator, on a boat, Big  Trees Stump and in the Seattle Space Needle. 
  6. I got bit by a fish while on a Caribbean cruise. I put the scene in a book -- called it research. 
  7. I don't care much for dolls, but my mother makes ceramic dolls and her house is like a doll  museum. 
  8. My best friend shares my birthday (10-29). 
  9. After reading the book Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatly Snyder as a kid, my best friend and I  mummified a dead turtle and put it in my mother's freezer. 
  10. I am a chocoholic. I need help...do NOT send chocolate.