FAQs, pt. 3

Q.  How many books have you written?

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A. Almost a hundred. Really! Most of them are sitting in dusty stacks under my desk, unfinished or unwanted. How many are published? Fifteen children's books, and several more in process, at the moment.


Q.  What do you like to do when you're not writing?

A.  I like to teach poetry-writing in schools. I also like to dig in the dirt and eat chocolate (not usually at the same time, though it has happened). I love walking: anywhere, anytime. I love poking around outside, identifying birds, insects, frogs. And on inside days, I like to read and snuggle with my dog. My two sons are grown up now, and I often visit them in all the far-flung places they’ve lived.


Q.  Are you famous?

A.  Yes—to my dog. And to my children, on good days. And there's a lady I met at the library who says my poetry makes her cry (but I'm not sure if that's good or bad).


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