FAQ for Kids

Q: Did you always want to be a writer?
A: No! I didn’t know I wanted to be a writer until I was grown. Writing is actually my third career. I was a dancer first, then a floral designer.

Q: Where do you get your ideas?
A: Ideas just seem to pop into my head. I have a lot more ideas than I’ll ever be able to use. I’m interested in so many different things – people, feelings, relationships, language, nature, animals, the night sky, everyday life. All I have to do is look around me, and I find things to write about.

Q: When do you get your ideas?
A: I get ideas all the time, but especially when I’m doing laps in the swimming pool.

Q: Where were you born?
A: New York City.

Q: Why do you like to write?
A: I love words. I like trying to figure out how to tell a story that’s interesting and exciting. Writing gives me a chance to learn things I never knew before. Every time I write a book, I get to go exploring. Then I get to create a whole new world out of what I’ve learned.

Q: Do you have any hobbies?
A: Cooking, swimming, hiking, reading, traveling, gardening, movies.

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Depends on my mood.

Q: What were your favorite books when you were a kid?
A: Winnie the Pooh, The Cat in the Hat, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Goodnight Moon, The Little Red Lighthouse, The Story of Ferdinand, A Wrinkle in Time, The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings.

Inspiration Strikes!

Inspiration strikes!

Susanna writes her first book.

Susanna writes her first book.

The author discusses her work.

The author discusses her work.