Donna Jo Napoli
Cherry Adair's Thrilling New Adventure: HUSH
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Let it go, then try again.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who say, "Oh, you write for children? That must be pure fun."
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Gardening. Or dancing. Or yoga. or baking bread. or being a linguist.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia -- the first woman Ph.D. in history. She wanted an education and no one thought a woman should have one. My father had some blinders -- education for women was one of them.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Oh my. Noam Chomsky, I believe.