The truth needs so little rehearsal.
Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
People in my novels always have terrible problems. If they are not terrible, I make them more terrible.
I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.
I can count all the ways in which being a mother has enriched my understanding of the world, of character, my sense of the future and my attachment to it. I can't imagine what kind of writer I'd be if I didn't have my kids.