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Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness.
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Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another. I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder and possibility that pervaded that time of my life.
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Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, I loved your book. Will you write me another one?
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I always write with music. It takes me a while to figure out the right piece of music for what I'm working on. Once I figure it out, that's the only thing I'll play.
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I am busier now than I ever imagined I would be, but I feel blessed in that I have found what I am supposed to be doing with my life. It's wonderful to tell stories and have people listen to them.
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I am single and childless, but I have lots of friends and I am an aunt to three lovely children.
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I didn't know anything about writing a screenplay, but somehow I ended up rewriting a screenplay.
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I didn't start working on children's books until I got a job at a book warehouse on the children's floor. When I started reading some of the books, I was so impressed.
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I hate to cook and love to eat.
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I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
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I have done quite a few signings at bookstores, libraries and conferences. I have received phone calls and letters from people who liked the book.
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I like to think of myself as a storyteller.
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I started writing when I was 29.
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I think of myself as an enormously lucky person.
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I thought I was going nowhere. Now I can see there was a pattern.
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I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis. I write for both children and adults.
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I work full-time in a used bookstore. I get up. I drink a cup of coffee. I think, The last thing I want to do is write. Then I go to the computer and write.
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I'm at the mercy of whatever character comes into my head.
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Ideally, I'd like to work part time at the bookstore. That would give me more time to contend with all the office work of writing.
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It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. The best way for children to treasure reading is to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure.
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It's hard for me to pick a favorite book because there are so many books that I just absolutely love. I couldn't just say one.
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It's thrilling when a kid writes you. It breaks my heart to think they would take the time to write and get nothing back.
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My apartment building does not allow dogs. But imaginary dogs aren't against the rules. I made one up to keep me company.
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My father leaving the family shaped who I was and how I looked at the world. By the same token, my father telling me fairy tales that he had made up shaped me profoundly, too.
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My goal is two pages a day, five days a week. I never want to write, but I'm always glad that I have done it. After I write, I go to work at the bookstore.
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Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.
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The story is about what happens when you share your heart with somebody else; it is also about the danger of keeping things locked up.
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Understand, I had absolutely no interest in writing; I wanted to be a Writer.
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