Q: When and why did you start writing?
A: I can’t remember not writing, so I can’t say there’s a specific time I started. I’ve always loved to write essays, which is weird, I realize now. I had way too much to say all the time. My emails were too long. My greeting cards were too long. I’d been making gifts out of things I wrote since I was a kid. In my thirties, I stopped dancing and I was badly missing the creative time I got from improvisation and performance. I needed an outlet and writing seemed cheap. Dance taught me to love the discipline of dedication to a craft: working at something daily and then sharing it with the people I love. Developing my writing life met all of those needs and tapped into something I’d already been doing.