"You might be writing about what you know, but in a very alien context... It's more about the truth you know."
"This is for all the boys out there: It doesn't matter how terrible you are, how gross you are. You'll meet a woman, and she'll fix you."
"It's odd for me to be considered a writer. In fact, people used to go the other way and think comics cause illiteracy."
"They're usually not reluctant to read but reluctant to read the books we push on them... Remember the mantra 'The right book for the right child at the right time.'"
former editor of Horn Book and author of 100 Best Books for Children
"How long does it take me to write a book? I wrote a book in the shower once, and that was a record... It just came to me all at once."What a great way to spend the very first day of Banned Book Week. As Antia Silvey said, it truly was a "joie de livres."