D. James Smith
His novels for younger readers are Fast Company and his first book about Paolo and friends, The Boys of San Joaquin.
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Everyday be of service to others and yourself.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. To lose a sense of wonder about the world.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. All the unknowns who just got up each day and did the right thing without making it into history.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. I don't think I have a favorite.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Playing with and "training" my Pit Bull-Dachshund cross, Lil' Big Dog.