Barbara Odanaka

Barbara Odanaka is an author, freelance writer, book reviewer, and founder of the International Society of Skateboarding Moms. Prior to writing books for children, she was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. Ms. Odanaka lives with her husband and son in Laguna Beach, California. You can visit her online at www.barbaraodanaka.com.

Books by this Author

A Crazy Day at the Critter Café
Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Good books, cuddly cats, strong coffee---the muses of my life.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Stepping on frogs in my bare feet.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My height--or lack thereof.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Stoked!

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

A. Honesty, sincerity, humor.

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