I loved to read when I was 9. My grandmother taught me to read before I even started school so it has always been one of my favorite pastimes.
From my point of view it was easy. Since my story only included my main characters it wasn’t hard to work around others. However, it may be a little harder to work with other people but I think the stories are always better.
5. What author do you really like right now?
Kevin Kwan, he’s the author of the Crazy Rich Asians series. It’s not something that I would normally have read but I got really into the story and had to find out how it ended.
6. Do you have any new or lesser known authors you would suggest?
Any of the authors of the Cardboard Kingdom for one! I’m not really that up do date on new authors, teaching takes up so much of my time these days, it’s hard to stay on top of it.
7. What advice do you have for a kid who wants to be an author?
Some of the best advice I’ve read about becoming a writer comes from Stephen King who says that you’ve got to read a lot and write a lot. I think that’s really sound advice.
8. As an author, do you hear from your readers? What do you like about that?
I don’t get to hear directly from my readers but I do get to read the e-mails that Chad shares with us. It makes me very happy to hear that people are enjoying the book.
9. If you could portal into any book (yours or another person’s), what book would it be?