Full name: Laura Mae Sook Duncombe
Birthday: September 3
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The short version: I am a licensed attorney in the state of Massachusetts, although I don’t currently practice law. I live in Virginia with my incredible husband, my amazing son, and my enormous dog. “Pirate Women” is my first book, but I hope there will be many more.
The long version: Here are some facts about me!
favorite book: “The Adventures of Huck Finn” by Mark Twain is the best book of the 19th century, “Slaughterhouse 5” by Kurt Vonnegut of the 20th, and so far “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon of the 21st. I just realized that two of my favorite books have the word adventure in the title. I’m not sure what that says about me, but I like it.
favorite food: pizza. I would seriously eat it 3 meals a day if I could. Once in college I seriously contemplated eating a piece of pizza out of a box in the trash. I did not ultimately do it. But I would have.
favorite movie: How can you pick? I have a very nuanced list-favorite musical, favorite drama, etc. but that’s too confusing for even me to follow. That said–I love “Shakespeare in Love,” “High Fidelity,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Aliens,” and “Legally Blonde 2:Red, White, and Blonde,” among many others. “Star Wars” goes without saying because the original trilogy (and “The Force Awakens”) are the best movies ever of any genre, hands down. I am a hardcore Star Wars nerd. Ask me about the Expanded Universe books!
favorite TV show: “X-Files” of all time, but runners up include “Glee,” BBC’s “Sherlock.” “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries,” and “Call the Midwife.” Also I am addicted to “Law and Order: SVU”. You would think that working as a public defender would cure me of that, but no. Still love it.
favorite color: Pink. But not the song “Pink’ by Aerosmith.
favorite band: The Beatles. And I know it’s cliche but I don’t care. I discovered them, okay? Nobody has ever loved anything the way I love the Beatles.
favorite season: SUMMER! I actually violently hate winter with every bone in my body.
favorite animal: mermaid.
favorite Supreme Court justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is a badass and makes me proud to be a woman.
favorite ink color: blue. I can’t write with black pens. It’s a problem.
favorite city: Paris! I know it’s cliche but it’s true. I love it. Always have. The art museums, the sidewalk cafes, the walks along the Seine, the narrow roads, the tiny shops tucked away in corners…it’s full of mystery and romance and light. And if you’re a student, you can get a 5 Euro seat at the Opera Garnier! In a box! And pretend you are a countess whilst sipping champagne and ogling all the people in the other boxes, who are in all likelihood students like you, but could be EXOTIC and FABULOUS.
favorite mode of transport: My bike, Alma II. I had an Alma I in law school, we were tragically parted, and I spent three years searching for her. I finally found another red Sears-Roebuck free spirit one-speed pedal-brake bike on eBay, ordered it immediately, and our reunion has been joyous and delightful.
favorite celebrity crush: Benedict Cumberbatch. I mean, have you SEEN the man?
favorite guilty pleasure: getting comments on my blog! (Shameless plug, I know. But I like to know people are reading what I write.)
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