If you could befriend a character from any of your books, who would you befriend? Why?
I modeled the four Smithfork kids after my own children so it’s tough to ask me to pick a favorite child! In fact the way I repay my own children for reading my work is to let them choose the names of characters. The kids names in that book are their own middle names and most of the other names are the same as their friends. Leaving the kids aside I’m a fan of Ray the doorman or people with unique traits that make them stand out. I also liked Julian in the end because he changed over time and became a happy person. I’d be happy to be friends with Ray or Julian.
Clues about You!
If your parents told you that you were moving, what would you leave behind that would be a clue about who you are and where would you hide it? I like to ride my bike everywhere so maybe I’d leave an old bike helmet. I think I’d hide it behind our washing machine. It’s so big and heavy that nobody would find it for a really long time.