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Skinny Dip with Loretta Ellsworth

bk_searchmockingbirdWhat keeps you up at night? 

Usually my son Andrew – he’s blind and sometimes gets day and night mixed up.

What is your proudest career moment?

Finishing a novel, meaning writing and revising until I’m satisfied with it – no matter what happens with the manuscript, I know I’ve accomplished an amazing goal.

Describe your favorite pair of pajamas ever

When I was young I had a pair of footie pajamas that I loved and wore out.

Serena_Williams_at_the_Australian_Open_2015In what Olympic sport would you like to win a gold medal? 

I love to play tennis and would love to win a gold medal in that – if only I could play like Serena Williams!

What’s the first book you remember reading? 

My parents had a book of nursery rhymes that all seven of us children read (or were read to).  I loved the pictures in that book and memorized most of the nursery rhymes.

What TV show can’t you turn off? 

The Simpsons, because my son loves to watch it and he won’t let me turn it off.  I’m now an expert on anything Simpson-related.


Monkey see, monkey do

As early as I can remember, my mother clipped recipes from magazines and newspapers, finding ever-more-elaborate methods of filing them. Recipe boxes, giant clips, and plastic bags are stuffed to the gills with recipes in her house. I’ve had fun in recent months digging through those treasures. Food styles change! I feel like a History […]


Our bookmarks are in …

Members have written to tell us about the books they currently have bookmarked … From Nancy Carlson: I am reading The Hunger Games (Scholastic Press, 2008). Very good! From Sarah Lamstein: I just finished Jeannine’s Atkins’ Borrowed Names (Holt, 2010), a brilliant book of poetry about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madame C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and […]