” I don’t think that eating bones is necessarily gruesome unless you’re a vegetarian. “


” I think there’s only one reason to write in any genre or to any particular age group: You are called to it. You think it’d be fun. “


” Middle grade fiction, to me, is really about emergence of self. It’s about expressing the idea that the world is going to start affecting you more, and your parents’ influence is going to wane. Middle grade is when a lot of kids discover their passions – art, music, sports, what have you. “


” It’s possible I’m a weird person, you know, and if I could only write for people who are like me, I wouldn’t have any audience at all. Ultimately, I’m my audience. I’m writing stories for myself. I don’t have kids of my own, and I don’t hang around kids all that much. Maybe that puts me at a disadvantage. “


” At a certain point in the writing of any book, you become absolutely certain that it’s terrible and is only getting more terrible with every word you write. This is normal. You just have to keep going, push your way through, and have faith that, through practice and experience and determination, you will get to the end. “



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