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Where are You From?
I live in the scenic Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York State. The area is known for its beautiful gorges, waterfalls, and vineyards that grace the hillsides along the lakes.
I'm a lifetime New Yorker - upstate! I love living in the Northeastern United States, where we experience all 4 seasons to the fullest. I also like that, living here, I'm only about a morning's drive from several major American and Canadian cities.
What Do You Do?
I write -- books, articles, essays, and other things. Truthfully, I work a lot.
What is Your Background?
I have a Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing. I've received several research fellowships for my non-fiction books.
Oh, my other background? I'm proud to be of mostly Irish heritage with a bit of Welsh and Native American (Seneca) mixed in. Through my maternal line, I'm only 2nd generation American, which is kinda cool!
Creative Writing Question: Rock, River, Tree?
Love trees, though I tend not to hug them. Strangely, I've seemed to always live in towns that are bisected by rivers.
Where Would You Visit Again in a Heartbeat?
I've been there more than once, but I go back to Ireland any time I have the chance. Strangely, it feels like home (maybe because my grandmother was from there!).
Domestically? Cape Cod.
Habitat for Humanity, Strong Memorial Hospital, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving are among the many organizations I've supported.
THE WIZARD OF OZ starring Judy Garland.
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
Favorite Musical Group?
Never ask a writer that question!
1.) Christmas decorations (or any holiday, for that matter) left up outside people's houses long after the holiday is over!
2.) When people ask where you're from, and you say, "New York," and they *always* think you mean New York City! When that happens, you might catch me responding, "No; the *other* New York" or maybe, "The bigger New York!"
What Have You Written?
You can see a fair listing of my publications if you click on the "Bibliography" tab. Too many online articles to list, though.
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