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Born: 1941-02-01
Profession: Author
Nation: American
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I became a children's author by accident.

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I have a curious background for someone who turns out to be a writer.

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In my mind, I'm writing for everybody.

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Peer pressure is just that: pressure.

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Usually it takes me about nine to 12 months to write a book.

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Write what you care about. If you do that, you stand the best chance of doing your best writing.

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I seem to have a natural tendency to want to share my own observations and feelings with other people, and writing seems to be the way I'm best equipped to do that.

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I went to Gettysburg College, where the famous Civil War battle was fought. I majored in English. I would've liked to major in writing, but they didn't offer a major in that.

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Kids still can be said to live in their own little world. Even if their parents are helicoptering around them, assigning play dates and so forth, I think they're still living in some sense of their own little perceptual worlds.

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Nobody told me how hard it was going to be to get published. I wrote four novels that nobody wanted, sent them out all over, collected hundreds and hundreds of rejection slips.

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Now I don't really write for adults or kids - I don't write for kids, I write about them. I think you need to do that, otherwise you end up preaching down.

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