Probably I, like a lot of people, became a writer in imitation of or in homage to the books I enjoyed. When you're so captivated by something, you think, could I do that? Hmm, let me try
The fact is that in this day and age I don't think any novelist can assume that a book will get attention.
When I was writing my first two books I was also freelancing and teaching and doing other odd jobs.
I think I write what's interesting to me, and so if I'm reading I like to have a very thorough idea of a character in a book that's by someone else.
People who think my books are autobiographical, which they're not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do, however, have a powerful imagination
If you’re a parent in 2013, you have to get your hands on this book. Wise, engrossing, and so real that I fear Senior has been spying inside my house, All Joy is a must-read for those of us whose lives have been enriched and derailed by having kids.
I just write the books that I think I would want to read.
In some ways I think it would be very dignified if I went away for twenty years and then wrote my fourth book.
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