A. "Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing." Oscar Wilde (who else?)
A. Rogues like John Willoughby and Richard Katz. Or Dracula.
A. With my family on the beach in Cahuita (Costa Rica), listening to howler monkeys after just having snorkled. Add some cold drinks and patacones (freshly-made plantain chips).
A. Here in Spain, it is undoubtedly my foreignness, my American accent, my green eyes. And in the States? I imagine I blend in pretty well.
A. It depends on the year. In 1977, it was meeting Peter Frampton. In 1988, it was mastering French. In 1992, it was marrying the man of my dreams. In 2012: my novel being published. Without a doubt.