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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty. Positive rather than negative attitude. Genuine, not fake. I appreciate smiles and hugs.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'd like to be able to fly like a bird and swim like a fish, but I wouldn't want to BE either one of those.
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.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My parents. And Barack Obama.