Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. PET PEEVE #1: Anyone who's bored. Wake UP, people!! There are way too many things to do and see and read to ever get bored!!!!! PET PEEVE #2: Exclamation mark abuse.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Doodling. I doodle on everything: napkins, take-out containers, candy wrappers, foreheads, old magazines, abandoned hardware...
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Sushi. Or chocolate. No, sushi. (pause) Oh come on, please don't make me choose.
On Books and Writing
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Such a difficult question! Here are five of my favorite books for young people:DANDELION WINE by Ray BradburyTHE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS by Katherine PatersonA WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'EngleENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott CardTHE GOOSE GIRL by Shannon Hale