Questions from a Young Reader

A young reader recently asked me some great questions. I thought others would be interested in hearing them and my responses so, with Molly’s permission, I’m sharing our interview here.   MOLLY: What inspired you to become a writer? Also, writing children’s books instead of grown-up books? JCB: I’ve always been an avid reader and I think reading lots of great stories is what inspired me to become a writer. I wanted to learn how to do that myself. I like writing children’s books because I like children, first of all, and the thought that I might contribute something memorable or important to a young person’s life seems like a very worthy thing to do.… Read the rest