Did you put parts of yourself or people you know into Sienna?
Definitely parts of myself. I think Sienna and I are a lot alike in a lot of ways.
In what ways has your husbands work inspired your writing?
The long story is on my website--but the story was inspired by his real-life volunteer work in Indo.
If you weren't a writer, what other occupation would you have?
I've written and directed children's theatre, worked as activities leader at a nursing home, a camp counselor a zillion times, a costume shop--I'd still be doing a mix above, well, now my primary job is playing with my kids, which is the BEST job (other than authoring) so I'd be a full-time mom directing some theatre on the side and trying to get my book published.
If you could befriend Sienna with any other YA character, who would it be?
OOh good one. Maybe Peeta from The Hunger Games. She'd appreciate him more than Katniss does. Kidding, kidding!
What has been your favorite place to travel? Or, what is one place you'd love to visit in the future?
I love Europe. I've been to Italy three times--I adore France, especially Paris. I liked Turkey and Greece a whole lot. I love traveling in the U.S. too--if I could spend a summer on a dude ranch in Wyoming I so would. I dig cowboys and clean, mountain air. Ooh, I smell a new book coming on. ;-)
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