I was a lawyer for about ten years. The law teaches one to see things from all different angles.
I wrote poetry, journals, and, especially, plays for the neighborhood kids to perform. I had an ordinary, happy childhood. Nothing much was going on, but I had fun.
I have a great deal of empathy for anyone who's having a hard time. I believe this ability to see another's viewpoint has served me well as a writer.
I enjoy people who aren't afraid to say what they mean. It makes life so much easier!
I write contemporary fiction, and that is what my readers want to read.