* Sometimes I write sappy love scenes just for fun.
*When I was little I used to get up early in the morning and write at my desk with a legit feather pen and ink.
*Besides home, Colonial Williamsburg is my favorite place in the world.
* Pretty things make me happy.
* I think Dr. Mike and Sully are the most romantic couple in television history.
* On that note, I know more about Jane Seymour than most people I'm related to. I've read one of her books and seen her A&E biography about seven times.
* I don't have most of what I wrote as a child, to my dismay-- I guess at some point I must have decided it wasn't any good and got rid of it, but now I really wish I hadn't. :-(
* Mark Knopfler's songs are food for the soul.
* When I was about eleven or so I thought National Treasure was the greatest movie ever made, and my favorite character was totally Ian.
* My family didn't get a computer until I was twelve.
* When I was little I wanted to be a detective like Nancy Drew.
* I've seen the Barbie Rapunzel movie probably something close to 25 times (no joke) and can still quote it almost word for word.
* I write letters with an old-fashioned nib pen and ink.
* I've been officially engaged to John-boy Walton since the age of thirteen.
* Old photographs, cemeteries, old buildings, and historical artifacts are just some of the many things that give me inspiration.
* John Steinbeck's East of Eden is the standard of excellence by which all other literary works are measured of their value.
* East of Eden is also the best and most accurate adaptation of a book that I've seen-- it ties with True Grit and Lonesome Dove.
* Old, gritty westerns are my cup of tea-- or should I say, coffee. I don't drink coffee, but it sounds more western than tea.
* I'd rather watch Lonesome Dove all in one sitting than Pride and Prejudice '95. It goes without saying that I've done both. (Not recommended, btw, unless you're sick and have nothing better to do.)
* On that note, I'd rather watch Lonesome Dove than Pride and Prejudice, period. Please don't shoot me.
* The best roles in musicals are usually the male ones. One of my dreams is to play Jean Valjean.
* I think Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler are perfect for each other.
* Up until I was nine or ten, I wore my mother's red bonnet that my Grandma made for her as a little girl everywhere I went and stuck my tongue out at people who made fun of me.
* I always go completely nuts whenever a new Christian Book Distributors catalog comes in the mail. You can find me sprawled out on the living room floor with the catalog and a pen, circling all the books I want to read. :-)
* I sing Les Mis in its entirety, switching from part to part, all around the house on a daily basis.
* One of the best ways to vent one's feelings is to go to the piano and pound out 'The Point of No Return'. Singing it while playing, loudly, is even better.
* I want to go to Highclere Castle and see the sets of Downton Abbey.
* I like some classical music, but in general it bores me.
* I can't decide if John and Abigail Adams are my favorite historical couple or if William and Barbara Wilberforce are. You might come back here one day and see the pictures of them on my sidebar switched.
* Benedict Cumberbatch is William Pitt to me, not Sherlock Holmes. (Although please understand, I would certainly not be opposed to seeing him as Sherlock Holmes.)
* I'm highly sensitive to gluten and dairy, which makes life very difficult sometimes. Very.
* I wish I could speak Gaelic, but apparently it's so hard to learn that everyone who tries gives up.
* One of my dreams is to be in Celtic Woman someday. Then I'd HAVE to learn Gaelic.
* I don't like superhero movies. The real heroes are normal folks who do what's right and stand up against what's wrong, without all the flying around and blowing up buildings and wrecking perfectly good vehicles. Atticus Finch is much more of a hero than Captain America. (Oh boy, am I ever in for it now.)
* I love books and movies about lawyers and legal cases. They fascinate me.
* There never has been and never will be anyone quite like Clark Gable.
* I would have fit in more one hundred years ago than I do now.
* I cry over fictional characters. Newt Dobbs. SOBBBBB.
* Lynn Austin's books are some of my fondest companions. Her characters are real to me: I feel with them, laugh with them, cry with them.
* The dictionary and I have a very pleasant and longstanding relationship.
* The thesaurus is my best friend when I'm writing.
* Sometimes I start to talk like Dickens characters without realizing it.
* Nobody has ever been more perfectly cast than Robert Duvall as Augustus McCrae.
* My childhood was completely unlike that of most people I know. I grew up playing barefoot in the creek and the woods, writing stories, playing Barbies and acting out dramatic stories, and listening to Mark Knopfler. I told you I would have fit in more 100 years ago. ;-P
* I have a hard time sitting still and being quiet for long periods of time, and to be honest, church is sometimes a challenge.
* If there's anyone who brings out the fangirl in me, it's John Schneider.
* I've seen every episode of Christy at least seven times.
* Quaint, old-fashioned little towns, especially by water, are some of my favorite places to visit.
* There is hardly ever a time when I'm not singing.
* I laugh. A lot.
* No one makes me laugh like my family.
* I love everything western, but I live about as far east as you can get in the U.S.
* I could go on and on, but I think I'll stop now. : )
(Post idea from Michaela)