I began reading the Alice books about three years ago and fell in love with how much I could relate to Alice. I loved the books so much I recommended them to two of my friends and we all dressed up as Alice, Pam, and Liz for my school literacy week.
You’re books have insipired me to write. I have just started reading Almost Alice and I would like to know what your inspiration for the Alice books was and is. Also did you always want to be an author when growing up? Please keep writing.
When I was growing up, I wanted to be either a teacher, an actress, an opera singer or a missionary to China. Mother said that if I were an actress, I’d probably faint under the bright lights; missionaries, so tales were told, were sometimes eaten alive; and somewhere along the way I gave up wanting to be an opera star, though I’ve always loved singing, and I also taught for awhile. But from the time I learned to read and write, I loved making up my own stories, collecting the pages into a book, and providing the illustrations. And finally, my hobby became my life’s work. The Alice series began when I simply wanted to write a book about a motherless girl, looking for a role model, and then the reviews and letters started coming in….