2 pairs of glasses, phone, Bible.
Favorite drink while you write:
Hot, hot coffee - half full-strength, half-decaf with a Hershey's kiss thrown in.
Barnes & Noble in Forest Hills, NY
Jefferson Market in West Village and now defunct Donnell with most excellent Teen room.
I'm grandma to Chase, my daughter's German Shepherd.
Place to write:
Any outdoor bench under the sun.
Fried catfish, nachos with cheese. Can't write hungry.
Dream book tour:
To all of the states with 75 degree weather.
The most excellent Jacqueline Woodson, Cynthia Leitich-Smith
Cure for writer's block:
Hitting speed bag with boxing gloves
Brown Old Navy skirt with gladiator sandals during the summer. Will wear three days in a row. Change top, of course!
Laptop or longhand?
Long-hand first. Then laptop.
Stilettos or Uggs?
Stilettos. Killer legs. Thanks, Mom.
JUMPED. A knows B will jump C by the end of the day. Alas, if only A cared or C knew.
Jacqueline Woodson, Toni Morrison
Other YA Novels:
Every Time a Rainbow Dies, Like Sisters on the Home Front
The Brown Bookshelf,
Children's Book Council Magazine
Roundtable: readergirlz divas and postergirlz discuss No Laughter Here