Sharon M. Draper
Sharon Draper on 'Stella by Starlight'
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer. Come dream with me.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Chicken. Many chickens have already given their lives for me. :-)
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Grendel, of the Beowulf story. John Gardner gave him character and even nobility.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I'm not sure if identify is the right word, but I have a great deal of respect for Zora Neale Hurston whose writing is brilliant and whose path was difficult.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Beowulf. What a man!