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“Feel free to elaborate if there’s a good anecdote but please keep answers down to no more than a couple of sentences. Anything you don’t want to answer just leave. We will pick your best answers so that we have a good selection across respondents. Ok, you’ve got 20 minutes and no cheating please girls …
What’s your favourite lesbian novel and why?
To Kill a Mockingbird. C’mon, Scout is a baby dyke if ever there was one.
What’s your favourite music artist or CD?
Varies, Vivaldi to Ella to k.d.
What’s your favourite film?
What’s your favourite TV show?
Who has time to watch TV?
What’s your ideal romantic getaway?
Who was your first crush on?
Julie Andrews. In Mary Poppins, no less.
What age did you come out?
19, sophomore year of college.
Who’s your favourite L-Word character?
Haven’t seen the show yet . . . see #4.
Who would be your fantasy date?
Sarah Waters–she’s that talented a writer.
Town or country?
Both–I’m a Gemini.
Introvert or extrovert?
Introvert–the Gemini doesn’t apply here
What was your first job?
At a riding stable–and I didn’t even know I was a lesbian then.
Which of your own books is your favourite?
The Intersection of Law and Desire–it’s a dark book, but it made me a better writer.
Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
Not telling. But it’s NOT Micky.
Describe your workspace.
Boring, functional, relatively neat. (My mother was the daughter of German immigrants, I learned how to clean up after myself.)
What’s your favourite indulgence?
What’s your best attribute?
That I do the right thing, even at great cost.
What do you most dislike about yourself?
I’m a total social klutz–don’t ask me to mingle.
Who or what would you send to Room 101? (ie something you want to banish)
When I retire…
I’ll be dead. Can’t see stopping before then.
What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?
Sex and chocolate
How often do you exercise?
Getting out of bed isn’t considered exercise, is it?
What’s the meaning of life in one sentence?
From a Diane Ackerman poem–’a beautiful and savage ride’