1. Most difficult Literary moment:
Doing rewrites for "Talking to the Moon." They were hard, but had to be done.
2. Most Literary Dinner:
Having dinner with James Ellroy at the Pacific Dining Car. He talked murder, rape, mayhem the entire time. I'll never forget it.
3. Most Literary Uplift:
Hearing the Dalai Lama interpret ancient Buddhist Text.
4. Most Literary Weekend:
The LA Times Bookfair, where I hung out with my editor Don Weise and lunched with writer Andrew Lam. I ran into other literati like Hope Edelman and Diana Wagner.
5. Most Literary Overload:
The Southern California Booksellers Associaiton Author Feast. Egad, ever been in a room with drinking booklovers? The gossip, the whispers, the dismay at the awards ceremony when a favorite author didn't win.
6. Most Literary Joy:
Getting high marks from my students at UCLA Extension. It's nice to know that I'm not spinning my wheels.
7. Most Literary Regret:
I didn't fisnish a draft of my third novel. Ho-hum.
8. Most Literary Purchase:
My computer. It's changed my life.