Q: What do you write?
A: YA novels and poems – and sometimes, a combo of the two.
Q: Where are you from?
A: I grew up in suburban Maryland, then moved to Baltimore, rural Pennsylvania, Washington DC, back to rural Pennsylvania, and finally ended up in Boston.
Q: Why Boston?
A: Because Boston is the best place to do all my favorite things: write, edit picture books, and spill coffee. And hang out at the library. All the time.
Q: What’s your favorite book?
A: That’s like asking someone to pick their favorite kid!!! But since I don’t have any kids and I do have a zillion books…Winnie-the-Pooh. And Harriet the Spy. And Fangirl. And A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. And…oops.
Q: What are some embarrassing facts about you?
A: I have about a hundred nicknames for my cat (whose full name is Zoe Menace Purrbucket Rosinsky). I talk in my sleep sometimes. I’m a yoga teacher, but I’m also a total klutz. (See spilling coffee.)
Q: What is your superpower?
A: Finding 4-leaf clovers! I have a whole collection of them, pressed and dried.
Q: What is something cool that most people don’t know about you?
A: I’ve played a game show on National Public Radio. I won :)
Q: Who is your Meyers-Briggs-correlated Harry Potter character alter ego?
A: Yes, I have indeed taken that quiz, and the answer is Luna Lovegood.
Q: What are 3 random facts that sum up your personality?
A: I like warm colors and cold weather. I always have too many library books checked out. I do crossword puzzles in ink, because life is about Risk-Taking.