Recommend a Beach Read: Skullduggery, by Aaron Elkins
Most cherished beach memory: The day at Nags Head when the fishermen pulled in their nets on the beach in front of our cottage and tossed the fish into their truck. But they didn't want the crabs. Soon there were big healthy crabs crawling all over the beach. We chased them down with tongs and big pots and collected enough to feed 10 people for dinner. For free.
One author, living or dead with whom you’d like to sit on
Waikiki beach and sip Mai Tais with: James Lee Burke- I'd ask him to bring some gulf shrimp etouffee with him and I'd do the drinks.
Worst non-writing job: Assembling clotheslines and boxing them for shipping.
Favorite quote: “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.” Groucho Marx
Three favorite things: My kid, My dogs, My iPad
Two secret vices: Vanilla ice cream and anything dipped in melted butter.
Pet peeve: People who blow their horns in traffic for no discernible reason.
Song I dance to when no one is watching: (this is embarrasing) “Cheeseburger in
Paradise.” (Go ahead and click the imbedded arrow and get up and dance along with Maria…it’s okay, no one is watching!)