Some things we learned about Annie & writing:
- she didn't love writing as a child in school.
- started writing when her daughter, a 2nd grader, could not find a just right book. That is when Ivy + Bean was born.
- in between writing Ivy + Bean books she wrote The Magic Half because as a child she wanted to have an attic bedroom, travel in time and have a twin sister. The only way she felt she could make it happen was to write it in a story and now she feels like it sort of did happen.
- she doesn't pre write, she just keeps refining and refining and refining and refining. She wittled 1 page down to 5 words just to get her point across.
Anytime you can go and meet an author---GO! You learn so much about writing, ideas and just great words to live by-- you walk away a better reader and thinker!