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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right here, right now.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. The boy in My Side of the Mountain.

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 is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Lying on the couch while my children bake me delicacies, clean the house, and write small songs of praise in my honor.

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