Want to Know Everything About Me?  I Knew It!

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When I was 4 years-old I made my dad read the book Go Dog Go everyday for about 100 days.  One of the dogs had great hats.  I also liked the surprise ending.  Do you know the ending?  I’ll tell you.  Just kidding!  Read it.  When my dad got sick and tired of reading to me, I read to myself.  I read lots and lots of books.  I even spent my allowance on, you guessed it, more books.  I wear glasses now, probably because of all the books.  When I went to college, I was too scared to try to write my own stories for other people to read.  What if someone laughed at them?  Finally, I met lots of people who loved reading and writing as much as me at the Loft Literary Center, a place where writer’s can learn from each other.  The people I met in classes and conferences were a big help.  When they read my stories, they told me what they liked and didn’t like so my writing got better.  They never laughed at me, not ever.

This is a hometown highlight, the Falls Theatre.  Guess how much a movie ticket costs...$3!

This is a hometown highlight, the Falls Theatre.  Guess how much a movie ticket costs...$3!

Do you want to learn more about why I wrote this book and what it’s like to write for children? Check out this interview on the Arts Alive in River Falls program.  The show features artists from my hometown, River Falls Wisconsin.  I can’t believe I got to be on television.  What a blast!