Home is in Westlake Village, a Los Angeles suburb she recently described by reaching back into TV's past. "It's like 'Leave it to Beaver,' " she said, talking by phone from the Cape Cod-style house she shares with husband Michael and 19-year-old daughter Natalie.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is decorated with an eye toward "English cottage and country French," she said, "with tons of antiques."
Most luxurious feature in your home: This probably sounds crazy, but we just had built-ins put in all over the house, so I would say that. Oh my gosh, the house was totally lacking storage space.
One thing on a wall in your living room: I have this big old regulator clock that's an antique that I really love. My mom and I got it from her best friend. I just think of them every time I look at it.
Most high-tech gadget or appliance in your home: The computer, but I never use it. I've never used a computer in my life. I wrote my book by hand. Is that sick?
What item in your home most reflects your personality? One thing that's really special is a quilt my mom gave to me that was made by my great-great-grandmother. The pattern is called Grandmother's Flower Garden, and it's pink and blue and yellow and orange and purple. It's really pretty.
Biggest surprise we'd find in your closet: My Manolo Blahniks—they're black and they're satin and they're really, really high. I'm usually a flip-flop girl, but when I go out, I've got a really high pair of heels on.