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. 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. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I can't imagine perfect happiness. I do like a good book, a fire, and a dog curled up at my feet.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. In conversation, "Really."