The best memories on tour are always of kids who tell me they are going to run back to their classrooms and start writing!
I started writing stories when I was six years old. I was a very shy kid, extremely shy, and I had a fabulous first-grade teacher who told me to write.
After 'Click, Clack, Moo' was published, I was still practicing law and had no plans to make a career change.
I have a lot of nieces and nephews. I was always around kids. I was like the family babysitter because I was the only one that wasn't married.
I never considered writing as a career - it was always a creative outlet for me and something I just loved to do.