Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Create an irresistible main character who is active, relatable, and flawed.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Five favorites off the top of my head:
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Hunger Games
A Crooked Kind of Perfect
A Pet for Petunia
Leonardo was a Terrible Monster
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. You're my favorite author! (In written notes from kindergarteners and first graders, "author" is often spelled "otter." I totally love being a favorite "otter." :)
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. There are so many, but these are definitely in the mix: