The cars I have owned the last 10 years: I own a 2012 Prius V. Before that, a 2007 Prius and before that, a Subaru Outback. I don’t exactly hug trees, but I do love good gas mileage.
Guilty pleasure: Dark chocolate.
Craziest hobbies: Learning taekwondo in middle age. It’s empowering, entertaining and exhausting, sometimes all in the same lesson!
Favorite movie: Can’t pick just one. Lately, I like to escape with action flicks.
Believe it or not: I’ve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane for fun.
Greatest personal accomplishment: Discovering a passion for writing— and then doing something about it by writing a blog, getting my first pieces published and writing a novel.
On my bookshelf: Biographies, lots of fiction, family photos, artwork and antiques. It’s a big bookcase.
Favorite sports teams: The Pittsburgh Pirates and U of M Wolverines football. Go Bucs! Go Blue!
Pop or Soda: I’m a Michigander-turned New Jerseyan- turned Pittsburgher. I learned “soda” in NJ during my formative years and can’t seem to switch back.
Did you serve? I haven’t served, but my life has been shaped by many family members who have—my grandfather (US Navy), father-in-law (US Army), brother-in-law (US Air Force), my sister, a former Army wife, and my husband, who proudly served 21 years as an Officer in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps and as a SeaBee.