What is the most distracting thing that happens when you're working on a book?
Um…everything! I mean, I work full time and have three kids, so just about everything that happens is a distraction from writing. Thus, I have to be very good about being able to write in unusual places, because I never know when I might get the chance to crank out a scene or a few lines. I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go, just in case. (I actually wrote one of my picture books whilst waiting in the car for my daughter to finish her catechism class.) I also write during my lunch time at work.
But, because I lead a life filled with distractions, I am very lenient with myself. I get done what I can, and that will have to do. I can’t make more hours in the day.
Pen, pencil, or typing?
Yes. All three, depending on where I am and what my mood is.
How do you keep notes on the future projects swimming in your brain?
I keep an “idea page” in my writing notebook as a place to list new little things that buzz through my brain. If the idea just won’t leave me alone, I open a word document in my computer and try to get down all I can so that the information will be there when I decide to go back to it. Mostly, the notes are very rambly and confusing, but sometimes I can understand them.
Which Harry Potter House would they be sorted into?
Hufflepuff. Oh yes, though I might long for Gryffindor, I know that truly I am Hufflepuff. And I’m okay with it.
(That's okay. Because in addition to being the most loyal, it is less widely known that Hufflepuffians can dance a mean salsa. Really. Didn't you know that???)
The sixth adventure of the Good Knight and his dragon friends. This time, it's a road trip!
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Keep an eye out for her new middle grade novel, THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET (FSG MacMillan) which will be released Fall of 2012. :)