Two little pieces of bonus for you this afternoon. First off, I tagged Mary Harwood for the Next Big Thing, and she's answering those same questions at her blog On Writing And Life. (You can see my answers by clicking on the Next Big Thing link in the list to the right, or by clicking here.)
Also, if you want to hear me read a little bit of poetry, you can do that today at the Extract(s) site where they've been good enough to post a sample from the reading I gave at Crackskull's in Newmarket, NH last Thursday. It was a lot of fun, and a good crowd in a very cool venue. Poets and those crazy enough to love them gather at 7 on the last Thursday of the month for an open mic and a feature. If you're anywhere nearby, you should go. Get yourself a mocha, eat a cookie, maybe buy a book or an album (my husband picked up Johnny Cash Live from Folsom Prison on vinyl for three bucks), and even read a poem or two if you're up for it. You won't regret it.