I love God, my family, my friends, my dog (…and I could go on and on here). Love is great, but its challenges provide great fodder for books.

A few favorite places:

For its beauty: view of Cape Town, South Africa from the harbor, and Glencoe, Scotland

Most life-changing places for me: Varanasi, India, and Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Favorite Movie: The Power of One

Favorite TV shows: When I was little, my favorite shows were Wonder Woman, Police Woman, and Bionic Woman. Only later did I notice a trend.

Favorite books: You’d think this would be easy, but it’s not. Top five? No specific order.

Trinity by Leon Uris / Exodus by Leon Uris / War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy / The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens / Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen