(from Thea, age 11)
I spent several years learning about prehistoric archeology at UCLA and then I taught the subject to middle school student for some fifteen years. It never occurred to me to write a book until I put together a birthday poem for my first grandchild. I was so delighted when I did this I thought: what if I could write a “real” book. I began and five years later I finished it and sold it! I was off and haven’t stopped.