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When you lose a child in an accident as I did, it’s final – you’re not caught in this longing for him, to search for…
What comes to me always is a character, a scene, a moment. That’s going to be the beginning. Then, as I write, I begin to…
Oddly, the military world is one of great sameness. There is an orderly quality to life on an army base, and even the children of…
The grand surprise has really been the fact that being an author, which to me had always implied being a private person, actually requires you…
Many of the books I loved as a kid, that even my mother read as a child, are very slow going. Today’s children are not…
Kids have no sense of appropriateness. They can ask me whatever they want. You do develop a sense of intimacy with readers, and they tell…
If somebody takes the time, a: to read a book that I have written, and then to b: care about it enough to write me…
I would say that most of my books are contemporary realistic fiction… a couple, maybe three, fall into the ‘historic fiction’ category. Science fiction is…
I was fortunate to live for 3 years in another country, and although we lived in an American compound, still as a young adolescent I…
I think when you’ve had success, publishers and reviewers and readers are willing to let you try something new if you’ve already proven yourself. They’re…
I don’t read young adult or children’s books, now that my grandchildren are beyond the age of my reading to them. I read reviews, and…
I tend not to think about audience when I’m writing. Many people who read ‘The Giver’ now have their own kids who are reading it.…
‘Gathering Blue’ was a separate book. I wanted to explore what a society might become after a catastrophic world event. Only at the end did…
I think ‘The Giver’ is such a moral book, so filled with important truths, that I couldn’t believe anyone would want to suppress it, to…
The fact that I lost my son permeates my being.
I’m not terribly conversant with children’s literature in general. I tend to read books for adults, being an adult.
I think I’ve written 40 books, and none of them have been heavy on action. I’m an introspective person.
Pretending that there are no choices to be made – reading only books, for example, which are cheery and safe and nice – is a…
I don’t set out to transmit a message. I don’t write with a political point of view. There are no religious overtones. Looking back at…
Early on I came to realize something, and it came from the mail I received from kids. That is, kids at that pivotal age, 12,…
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