Q. Which other EAFOL 2016 participant are you most excited about?
I’m especially looking forward to meeting Jacqueline Wilson. I admire her for writing books that don’t talk down to children and aren’t afraid to address serious real-world issues, which is something that I too wish to do as a writer.
Q. Which book(s) are you reading now?
I’m starting a book series called The Overlords, written by J Michael Squatrito, an author I know from the Association of Rhode Island Authors.
Q. Which literary character would you invite to dinner? And why?
I would probably invite Atticus Finch. In To Kill a Mockingbird, he is one of my favorite characters in literature due to his endless desire to see justice in a time and place that sees justice as immoral.
Q. There have been some interesting additions to the dictionary over the years. Which word would you remove?
I honestly feel like nobody in the world would really be any worse off if the word “selfie” didn’t exist.
Q. Who would write/ illustrate the story of your life?
I would love to have my life be written by J. K. Rowling. She has had more influence on me than any other writer, and I would love to see how she uses her talents to portray my life story.