: Leanna Brunner
: Professor, writer, publisher
: St. Joseph, Missouri
: Smithville, Missouri
What I do (in 140 characters)
: I write and teach others to write; I publish and teach others to publish; I dream and teach others to dream.
What's your addiction?
My iPhone - like 99 percent of the rest of the population. I'm trying withdrawal on Sundays, although it isn't going very well. It's somewhat of a sad testament how we are so addicted to our toys these days, but who would have thought 10 years ago that I could pick up my phone and instantly be video chatting with someone on the other side of the world?
What's your game?
I like any of the latest mobile fad games; that being said, however, I get bored easily and move on to the next one. I don't care much for the bird games, though.
What's your drink?
Sans alcohol: unsweetened tea; with alcohol: margarita.
Anywhere I don't have to cook. I don't mind cooking, but cleaning up is too tedious and time-consuming.
Finish this sentence: "Kansas City got it right when ... "
It sent the Kansas City Royals on a caravan when I was in college, and I was able to interview and write a story on George Brett. That was the highlight of my journalistic career. Some younger people forget that team won the World Series; I think I still have a scrapbook of those guys: Dan Quisenberry, Willie Wilson, Amos Otis, Willie Aikens. I am grateful the city has stayed true to that franchise, despite its ups and downs through the years.