A. Rich in family, friends, music, and words!
A. Listen to your heart and live your dreams.
A. Heights! I won't be climbing any mountains soon.
A. Put me by a lake where I could swim or fish, take walks or just sit in a comfy spot to read and write.
A. I share a birthday and an interest in medicine with Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in the United States.
A. I am not a tidy person so my desk is always a mess.
A. People who are always late—and make me wait!
A. These are the picture books that made me want to write for children: Seventeen Kings and 42 Elephants by Margaret Mahy, illus. by Patricia MacCarthy The Big Alfie and Annie Rose Storybook by Shirley Hughes Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood and Don Wood A Year of Birds by Ashley Wolff
A. To Kill a Mockingbird
A. Don’t wait for your house to be tidy or your life to be in order before you start—write now!