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I was born in <a rel="shadowbox[1];:true,animSequence:'sync'}" class="option" title="New Haven, CT" href="images/newhaven.jpg" style="text-decoration:none">New Haven, Connecticut</a> (Yale New Haven Hospital, to be exact). I grew up in the tiny town of <a rel="shadowbox[2];:true,animSequence:'sync'}" class="option" title="Montross, VA" href="images/montross.jpg" style="text-decoration:none">Montross, Virginia.</a> When I say tiny I mean population 315, according to the 2000 census. During my freshman year in high school my family moved to <a rel="shadowbox[3];:true,animSequence:'sync'}" class="option" title="Philadelphia, PA" href="images/philadelphia.jpg" style="text-decoration:none">Philadelphia</a> and I stayed there until I graduated from college. <br><br> For a long time I wanted to be a poet or some sort of creative writer. I went to the Young Writer's Workshop at the University of Virginia all through high school. One year my poetry teacher, one of the most brilliant poets I've ever met, told us that her poetry had earned her around <a rel="shadowbox[4];:true,animSequence:'sync'}" class="option" title="Eight dollars" href="images/coffee.jpg" style="text-decoration:none">eight dollars</a> that year and that was about average. So I decided a plan B was in order. I had always admired <a rel="shadowbox[5];:true,animSequence:'sync'}" class="option" title="Lois Lane" href="images/lois.jpg" style="text-decoration:none">Lois Lane</a> and decided journalism was the route for me. Or a ballerina. <br><br> I love to read and I alternate reading fiction and nonfiction. Right now I'm reading <a rel="shadowbox[6];:true,animSequence:'sync'}" class="option" title="Sherlock Holmes" href="images/Sherlock.JPG" style="text-decoration:none"><u>The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Vol 1)</u></a> by Arthur Conan Doyle. Before that I read <a rel="shadowbox[6];:true,animSequence:'sync'}" class="option" title="The Psychopath Test" href="images/psychopath.jpg" style="text-decoration:none"><u>The Psychopath Test</u></a> by Jon Ronson. <br><br> I have a wonderful husband, Jason, and a ridiculous dog <a rel="shadowbox[9];:true,animSequence:'sync'}" class="option" title="Zooey" href="images/zooey.jpg" style="text-decoration:none">Zooey</a>. She amuses us to no end. She can roll over and high five. <br><br> <br> <a rel="shadowbox[10];:true,animSequence:'sync'}" class="option" title="Trivia" href="images/trivia.jpg" style="text-decoration:none"></a> <br><br> </span> </div> </div> </div></div></body> </html>