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 trait is most noticeable about you?
A. My beastly appearanc: old, bullet-headed, one eye squinted. And my absurd sense of humor.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. In conversation, "Really."
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Getting caught with too many deadlines.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. A firiend I have who is fighting for her life against an illness.