What is your favorite color?
My favorite color has always been blue.
Do you have any children?
Yes, my husband and I have three adult children and six grandsons.
What do you like to read?
I love to read all new picture books. I also enjoy reading historical fiction novels with my book club friends. It’s a great way to learn about history.
Do you like to visit schools?
YES! I love visiting schools! As a classroom and reading teacher for many years, I enjoyed sharing my passion for literacy with my students. Now that I’m retired, I get to share my love for reading and writing with the students I meet at schools. I especially enjoy the questions and comments from students.
Do you have any pets?
We have a sweet Devon Rex cat. She has short wavy fur, doesn’t shed, and is more like a dog than a cat. Phoebe greets us at the door when we come home. She sits on command and loves to cuddle.
How long did it take you to write your first book?
It took me about three months to write and revise SOFIA’S STOOP STORY: 18TH STREET, BROOKLYN. After querying publishers and receiving rejection letters, I decided that I needed to improve it. I rewrote and revised the manuscript 26 times before I submitted it again to publishers.
How old are you?
I’m older than you, but not as old as this bat from a Brooklyn Dodgers’ Bat Day game. LOL!
This isn’t a question, but it is the most humorous comment I’ve heard:
One students said, “I can’t believe that you are a real author… and you’re not dead!” I imagine she was thinking of authors such as Dr. Seuss.