Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, as well as Little Boy, So Many Days, Bye-Bye Crib, Always, A Very Brave Witch, and Bink and Gollie. Her other children’s books include All Rivers Flow to the Sea, Countdown to Kindergarten, and Snap. Alison is also the Pulitzer Prize–nominated novelist of the adult novel Shadowbaby, which was also a Today show book club selection. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and you can visit her at AlisonMcGhee.com.

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From New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee, a book to remind us that life is full of surprises, big and small!

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Alison McGhee
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Here's what I put in my high school yearbook, and I do believe it's what I'd still put today: Walk slowly; all you can ever come to is yourself.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Long-Limbed Girl, by Nick Lowe. Hey Ya, by Outkast. Amazing Grace. If You Want Me, by Marketa Irglova. Prelude in E Minor, Chopin. Johnny Cash's cover of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. (That's six, you say? Hang on, I have 827 more to go.)

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, integrity and humor.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To fly, using just my arms. Fly, fly, fly! Sometimes, when I dream, I'm swooping up and over mountain after mountain. How I would love to do that for real.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I have no flaws. I am a perfect human being. What, you don't believe me? C'mon.

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