Frequently asked questions
Q: Is the tree in your book based on a real tree?
A: Yes, it is! It is a 400 year old oak tree living in the Oregon Garden in Silverton, my hometown. It is 100 feet tall and it does have branches that swoop down to the ground and back up again. It is old and huge and beautiful.
Q: What's your favorite book?
A: Oh dear, I can't pick just one. Three favorites are Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.
Q: Do you wear pants?
A: Why yes I do.