Last week I spoke with Mary Pickett, a reporter for the Billings Gazette. We talked about the upcoming High Plains Book Fest in Billings, Montana, and about Road Map to Holland, too.
This was the scene: me, locked in the bedroom. Bennett and Avery, sure that I was up to something fun without them, were softly knocking at the door, and sometimes slipping things beneath the door, such as the dinosaur coloring book and an orange crayon. Tom was home too, and rescued me from the soft-knocking and slipped a note of his own underneath the door, “Need anything? I’m proud of you!”
So at one point I think I said something about “the grand themes of literature,” and how they should include writing about parenthood (ugh. Grand themes? Did I really say that?) and later, I think I rambled on and on about the contributors to My Heart’s First Steps (all these years later, I’m still very proud of them!).
Mary asked me terrific questions, and I think she made me sound better than I really did. Thank you for writing about us, Mary.