Frequently asked questions – from actual kids!

I have a dog.

Wow, that’s awesome!

How long does it take you to write a book?

Sometimes it takes me a few weeks, sometimes a few months. I write every day until the story sounds just the way I want it to sound. Sometimes after I finish a book, I’ll go back and rewrite some parts…or all of the parts! Every book is a different kind of challenge, and that’s what makes it fun.

Do you draw the pictures?

Nope, I’m not an illustrator. Know why?

Because this is my picture of a cat: 


This is my picture of a spaceship: 


I actually have no idea what this is a picture of:


See? That’s why I am forever in awe of the amazing illustrators who bring my words to life. To me, it’s magic!

Do you like hamburgers or cheeseburgers?

Is that a trick question or a regular question?

Regular question.

Cheeseburgers. Any other questions?

My favorite part was the zebra dancing.

Ooh, cool! How about a question?

Mine too, I liked that part too!


How do you come up with your ideas?

Ooh, good one! I get ideas everywhere. From things I see, from places I go, from my kids, from other kids, from my friends, from my cat (she doesn’t know she gives me ideas but she does).

So….um…my brother….well….one time…a long time ago…I forgot.

That’s okay!

Do you like writing for kids?

More than anything in the world.