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Hi again.  Here are some question that children have asked me during my visits to different schools, camps, and Barnes and Noble stores.

Frequently Asked questions:

  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. Do you have children?
  3. Do you like to draw?
  4. Who is your favorite children's author?
  5. What is the best part about being an author?
  6. Is "Suppose" the first book that you wrote?
  7. Why do you write in rhyme?
  8. Why did you write "Suppose"?
  9. When do you write?
  10. Where do you get your ideas?
  11. Do you write stories other than picture books?
  12. Before you became an author, what did you do?
  13. When are you most happy?
  14. What is your favorite snack?
  15. Do you have a pet?

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is blue.

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Do you have children?

Yes, I have one son. His name is Lee

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Do you like to draw?

Yes, but I  certainly am not an illustrator.  That is for sure.

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Who is your favorite children's author?

My favorite children's author is Dr. Seuss.

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What is the best part about being an author?

My visits with children is definitely the best part of being an author.

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Is "Suppose" the first book that you wrote?

No.  "Suppose" is my first published book.  The first children's story I wrote was called "Tootsie Comes Home."  It was about my son Lee's, favorite teddy bear who went with him everywhere.  The story was not published, however, it is still a family favorite and we still have Tootsie the bear.

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I write in rhyme because it is fun for me.  Also, I have noticed that children enjoy listening to stories written in rhyme.

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Why did you write "Suppose?

I wrote "Suppose" because I like to pretend and imagine how things would be, if they were different.  For example, suppose your nose was on your toes, then how would you know where a tissue goes?

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When do you write?

I write at different times.  Sometimes in the morning.  Sometimes in the afternoon.  And sometimes even in the middle of the night.

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Where do you get your ideas?

I get ideas for stories from everyday life and especially from observing children who are extremely creative.

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Do you write stories other than picture books?

Yes.  My husband Bruce, and I have written a middle grade novel.  Presently, we are under contract with an agent, named, Jay Poynor, who sends our work to publishers.

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Before you became an author, what did you do?

Before I was an author, I was a toddler teacher for many years.  And I also did a dramatic arts program with preschoolers.  But my most important job was and always will be a "mom."

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When are you most happy?

I am most happy when I am with my family and friends and when I am visiting schools and meeting children.

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What is your favorite snack?

My favorite snack is lemon ices.

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Do you have a pet?

We used to have an African Hingeback Tortoise named "Sol."   He now lives with our son Lee, in Hoboken, New Jersey.  We see him often when we visit our son.

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