1. I love writing stories.
2. I love drawing.
3. Having a job doing what I love has always been my goal.
But there's a lot more to being an author than just writing and drawing stories. I go to schools and libraries and bookstores and conferences and I get to meet readers and teachers and other authors and sometimes I get free totebags and pens and mugs. I get Facebook fans and fan email from all over the world. I never expected any of this, and it's really, really great.
Then, sometimes, someone sends me something that COMPLETELY BLOWS MY MIND. Meet JungHoo La and Danielle Bent, co-authors of Life in Middle School.
Having readers start their own journals is AMAZING. Like, I'm going to cry fat boogery tears of joy amazing.
Barf. Why is it so funny on paper when it's so gross in real life? I'll never know.
Back in my day, phones were harder to draw! You had to make a rotary dial and a curly cord. Whippersnappers.
I love "Back of Me".
That looks about a thousand times better than any cake I've ever baked. I'm awful at it.
Sorry, Tamara, Victoria. Rough times.
Also doubles as a change purse!
Rain, rain, go away, come again some other...ooh, chips!
You can always be the one to ask!
Adventures in hair-dyeing. Terrifying, but they make for great stories later...
But seriously...HOW COOL IS THIS?!? I hope Junghoo and Danielle keep this up because it's really, really amazing. I get a lot of fanmail asking how to write books, but not from these girls. They just STONE COLD DID IT. Love you guys.