Sharon M. Draper
Sharon Draper speaks on her controversial novel Panic
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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’s your greatest flaw?
A. I'm very picky and often impatient.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. At home. Seriously.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I smile often. I like people. I'm friendly.
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.