All about the author

Of all Gay's favorites, her favorite favorite is food.

  • Favorite Food: donuts, fries, baked potatoes, Australian licorice, diet Peach Snapple, diet water
  • Favorite Movies: BORAT, MEN IN BLACK, LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, NATIONAL VELVET (with Liz Taylor), MY FRIEND FLICKA
  • Favorite TV Shows: Seinfeld reruns over and over, Bones, M*A*S*H, I Love Lucy, Bertie The Bunyip
  • Favorite Expressions: "Oh, it be.", "You get what you pay for.", "I'm hungry. Give me a carrot."
  • Favorite Restaurants: River Walck Saloon in Parryville, PA.
  • Favorite Female Celebrity: Goldie Hawn
  • Favorite Male Celebrities: Mr. Ed and Arnold of GREEN ACRES
  • Most Favorite Pet: pig
  • Second Favorite Pet: cat
  • Third Favorite Pet: horse
  • Favorite Books: Touched By All Creatures: Doctoring Animals In The Pennsylvania Dutch Country; Lowell: The True Story Of An Existential Pig; and Lions & Tigers & Mares-Oh, My!; also anything by Faulkner, Mark Twain, Henry Miller and adventure books like Into Thin Air
  • Favorite Hobbies: riding my horse, Bo, and avoiding hitting the ground; scuba diving; running; walking; hiking in national parks, gardening; making tongue-scorching spicy-hot stir-fry in our outdoor kitchen, talking to my animals, laughing, feeding the chickens, and snuggling with my hub, John Perkins.
  • Hobbies tried and almost died doing: ice skating lessons, lessons for flying a plane