AGE:Old enough to know better than to answer this question
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN:Born in Portsmouth, Va. My father was in the Navy so I was raised in four different states, but I grew up in Mystic from the age of 7 on.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Helping with the Westerly Library’s Friends book sale and trying to choose more books for the fiction book club I moderate at Savoy Bookshop.
I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Reading, traveling and socializing with friends and family.
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Helping to raise two wonderful sons, and my long career in libraries.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: My sharp wit and the novel I haven't written yet.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST:Travel and more travel, especially a trip to Scotland to explore my ancestry.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Lip gloss.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: An archaeologist, an English teacher or a librarian.
PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My parents and my sisters.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: I can’t pick just one because I love so many writers.
BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: “Iron Gold,” by Pierce Brown, “Mudbound,” by Hillary Jordan.
I AM LISTENING TO: Blues, rock, pop.
FAVORITE MOVIE: A tie between “Gone with the Wind,” and “Practical Magic.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Game of Thrones.”
FAVORITE SONG: “You Can't Always Get What You Want” – Rolling Stones
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Chocolate.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Facebook
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Intelligence coupled with kindness.
PET PEEVE: Rudeness and stupidity.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: Do not go gentle into that good night.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The beaches, the park and the library.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Family, friends and books
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I hosted a TV talk show for the Groton Public Library.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Work hard, play hard.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Retire early — life is too short.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Make the perfect world by eradicating war, poverty and hunger.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: First, throw a blowout party then take care of my family financially and give to charities and causes I value.
I DRIVE A: Reflex blue 2016 Mazda Miata
I WISH I DROVE A: Classic Triumph Spitfire, but I really love my Miata
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Wine.
IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Anne Boleyn, Zelda Fitzgerald and all my family and friends who would appreciate these guests from the past.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro