Frequently Asked Questions…
Prior to my first book coming out, I hadn’t received many questions, let alone ones that could be classified as frequently asked. My sister noted this while she was checking out my website and graciously provided me with the following list of questions.
Thank you, Annmarie.
But keep reading for some real FAQ’s from people I’m not even related to!
Who took that awesome picture of you?
If you’re referring to the one on the “About the Author” page, that would be Annmarie.
Did you really buy that jacket at a store called "Dress Barn"?
Yes, it’s a really high-end store right next to the Horse-Shoe Store.
Does your sister always have such great taste in books, such as My Antonia?
No, she also picked Gulliver’s Travels for book club, which no one read. Not that Gulliver’s Travels isn’t a good book but… well, no one read it.
Have you ever read a book in a bathroom, in a bookstore, then put the book back on the shelf?
What kind of person would even ask such a question?
Who is your favorite sister?
C.Y. (That’s pronounced C-Y not Sigh) She’s not really my sister, there is only one of those, but she’s the next best thing!
Who is your favorite brother-in-law?
The one who pointed out the dead mouse in the middle of my living room floor during a party.
Is the song on p. 136 of Moon Over Manifest a real song or did you make it up?
Have you thought about making any of your books into a movie?
How long did it take to write and publish your first book?
Are your books published in different languages?
On a scale from 1-10, how happy were you that you won the Newbery Medal?
Where do you keep your Newbery medal?
What does Abilene mean when she says, "In a nutshell"?
In Navigating Early does Early really read the story of Pi or is he just making it up?
Did you ever feel like giving up while writing your book?
How did you manage your kids and still write books.
What is your favorite library?
The one in my grade school. It was conveniently (and maybe strangely) located on the gym stage and is where I checked out some of my favorite books like: A Wrinkle in Time, Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and Harold and the Purple Crayon.