A. "You know what I'm saying?"
A. My loyalty
A. My friends making me laugh so hard I cry
A. To be a rockstar
A Conversation with Maya Sloan, Author of High Before Homeroom
Q: Doug is very smart, but he makes many bad choices. How did the voice of Doug come to life?
A: Doug is a teenager from Oklahoma. I was a teenager from Oklahoma. For years I’d only write about places I lived after I left my state—New York City, California. Places I thought were more romantic and interesting than where I was raised. Then, one day, I decided to try and write about Oklahoma....