(Me at HarperCollins)
New York always holds a special place in my heart. As a kid who moved around a lot (A LOT) growing up, the two places that feel most like home are New York and Boulder, both places where I went to school and did a lot of personal development. I lived in New York for nearly four years, and boy do I miss it.
(Me at Sardi's)
Every time I visit, it's like I'm back where I belong. If--no, scratch that ... WHEN I have the money, I'd move back to the city in a heartbeat. Because now, not only does New York feel like home, but it's also the epicenter of my career. That doesn't mean you have to live in New York to be a writer--although history and nostalgia are definitely in that favor--but it does mean there are lots of other writers there, too. And, as any writer can tell you, being able to talk and share and whine and cry and celebrate with other writers is invaluable.
(Times Square at Night)
So don't be surprised, if you see FORGIVE MY FINS flying off the shelves or roaring to life on the big screen, to find I've moved back to my hometown.