Your Teacher Said Not to Ask . . .

Just the Facts, Ma’am (or Sir)!

(a.k.a. Things You Don’t Get To Ask Me At School Presentations)

Birthdate: April 26th

Astrological Sign: Taurus

No, I don’t believe in astrology.  But yes, I am stubborn like a bull.

Born in: Ft. Ord, California
A military base near Monterey, California, which has since closed.
(What does it mean when one’s place of birth no longer exists?)

Raised in:
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
Ft. Meade, Maryland
Ellicott City, Maryland

Married on: July 4, 2004 to Jim Ford, best husband in the world
(and best seventh grade teacher in the world, too)

Kids:
Katharine Marie (Kate)
Patrick James

Dog:
Molly, the crazy Yorkie

Work Attire:
PJs, sweats, overalls

What could be better?  Though sometimes it’s nice to get a little spruced up (go wild and comb my hair!), get out of the house, and talk to real people over the age of three.  And thank goodness for my online writers’ group!

Favorite Children’s Book Writers From My Youth:
Beverly Cleary
Madeleine L’Engle
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Eleanor Estes
Laura Lee Hope (pseudonym for??)

If you can guess my other favorite, I’ll send you a t-shirt

Favorite TV Shows:
Anything on the Food Network
I dislike cooking, but I adore eating.

Favorite Foods:
Chocolate, chocolate, and chocolate

Favorite “Real” Food:
Gnocchi

Favorite Pastimes:
The siesta, travel, eating chocolate

Do I believe in ESP?  Yes, I think so.
If anyone can prove otherwise, I’ll send you a t-shirt and a book contract.

Random Tidbits:
I have made lists of my favorite baby names since forever.  Since I have only two kids on whom to use them, I love naming characters.  (For the record, Kate and Patrick were among my top choices, but not the very top.  My husband had to get a vote, too.)

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