My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."--E.L. Doctorow
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I always wished I'd learned to play a musical instrument when I was younger. These days I'm way too busy/lazy/old.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I have some thoughts about this--but they are for me to know and you to (maybe) find out!
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Well, that kind of depends on one's priorities, no? I'm still pretty astounded to be making a living writing books for teens--definitely a lifelong dream of mine.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Teaching and editing, or some combination thereof. Both take me out of my own head and enhance my work.