Sharon M. Draper
Sharon Draper on 'Stella by Starlight'
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer. Come dream with me.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. What a wonderful World sung by Louis Armstrong. The Rainbow Connection sung by Kermit the Frog. Sunshine on my Shoulders sung by John Denver. Bumpin by Wes Montgomery. Brown Baby sung by Oscar Brown, Jr. Lots of others.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who don't think before they speak or act really annoy me. Rude people. Mean people.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Water. Deep water. I can't swim. Yet I love the beach. I like to LOOK at the water, not get in it!
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.