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 most overused words or phrases?
A. Actually, I use actually too much.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I'm not sure if identify is the right word, but I have a great deal of respect for Zora Neale Hurston whose writing is brilliant and whose path was difficult.
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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I'm addicted to several word games on my iphone. I play them for hours, sometimes when I'm supposed to be sleeping, or even writing!