Hometown?I was born in Columbus, OH, and split my childhood between there and Flower Mound, TX.
First Job?Dressing up as a Care Bear for the Columbus Zoo. (I was the pink one.)
First Halloween Costume?When I was 3 or 4, my mom asked what I wanted to be for Halloween. I’m still not sure why I replied: “A green mushroom!” (The hat? She made it from a toilet seat cover.)
First Poem?Somewhere around 1st grade, I started making up poems. Above is one of my first ones, about the color green. Apparently I had a thing for green!
First Story?In 2nd grade, I told my classmates that I’d had two poems, about Thanksgiving & Christmas, published in Highlights magazine. Like all stories, it had some truth (I had written the poems), and some not so much (I totally made up the Highlights part).
Favorite Book?The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
Favorite Movie?Dead Poets Society
Favorite TV Show?Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Buffy forever!)
First (& Only) Job Dressing Up As a Lottery Number?I was the number three in the Texas Lotto’s “Pick 3” ad campaign.