books for young readers
My twin sister Stephanie and me
(I'm the pudgy one on the right), and our mom. Mom is children's book author
I think my parents still have this chair in their basement.
I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the oldest of four sisters. We had a black cat named Puff, and a series of parakeets and canaries, whose names I can't remember.
Favorite things I did as a kid: Going to Brewers baseball games with my dad; taking exotic roads trip to Madison or Chicago; spending Sundays at both sets of grandparents' houses, and eating double Sunday dinners.
As a teenager, I was not popular or unpopular. I was one of that vast group of invisible, semi-geeky (i.e. normal) people. I wore braces. Twice. I did not make the cut for cheerleader. I warmed the bench for my softball team. Which was probably just as well, since I liked the library better anyway.
Even though I am now Grown Up, I still feel pretty much like the semi-geeky teenager I used to be.
Except when I write. When I write I feel beautiful and graceful.
My second-grade school picture. I was not a real sailor.
Wil not eat:
Now I live in:
Connecticut, in a small town with lots of trees. From my office window I've seen deer, foxes, lots of birds and squirrels, and even (sometimes) a black bear.
A black Labrador mix named Scout. She is afraid of ladybugs.
Favorite sport to watch:
Favorite sport to play:
Does bike riding count?
I also love hiking and snowshoeing.
I cannot possibly answer this question.
For one thing, it changes all the time. But I'll read anything by Hilary McKay, Terry Pratchett,
or Jonathan Stroud.
Jobs I've had:
Snack bar waitress
(Come to think of it, I'm still most of those things.)