See below for answers to the most
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
DO YOU HAVE A PET?
We have a cat named Moe
DO YOU MAKE ALOT OF MONEY?
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?
I find them in the street, usually. Or sometimes in a drawer. Or from eavesdropping, or wishing, or just thinking, 'what if...'
WHICH ONE OF YOUR BOOKS IS YOUR FAVORITE?
That is a hard question because the answer is always changing. My favorite is usually the one that I've just finished and that you haven't seen because it isn't published quite yet.
DO YOU HAVE A COLLECTION?
I collect lots of things; buttons, little toys, dolls' clothes and old children's books.
WHAT'S THE HARDEST PART OF BEING A WRITER?
Being alone alot of the time and wondering if what I'm writing will EVER appeal to ANYBODY.
WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF BEING A WRITER?
Being alone alot of the time and going to work in the hammock, wearing my pajamas.
ARE YOU RICH?
DID YOU MAKE YOUR SHOES?
No, but I did buy them especially for doing classroom visits, so that the kids in the front row who are tired of listening can look at the scissor designs on my shoes and keep quiet.
HOW DO YOU MAKE THE SAME PICTURES OVER AND OVER TO PUT IN YOUR BOOKS?
I only have to make the pictures once. Then the pictures are photographed or scanned and can be printed enough times to make thousands of books, just like your holiday photos.
HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU MAKE?
Let me put it this way. If you buy a paperback copy of one of my books for, say, five dollars. I get what is called a royalty of 6 percent of what you pay. That means when you spend five dollars, I get 30 cents. So, I'm very happy that you bought my book, but everyone in the school will have to buy a book before I can pay for lunch.
IS OUR SCHOOL THE BEST YOU EVER VISITED?