A: I just smile and laugh, inside, ruefully
Q: When will the book be made into a movie?
A: Someday, maybe
Q: Did you write all the books in this store?
Q: How long does it take to write a book?
A: About 18 months from start to finish. This is usually when the student looks at me with bugged out eyes.
Q: Did you draw the pictures?
A: No, but some really nice, talented people did. This is usually when a look of disappointment passes over the child’s face.
Q: Are you famous? Do you know J.K. Rowling?
A: No, I am not really famous except around here and no, never met J.K.
Q: How about the Diary of Wimpy Kid guy?
A: Nope, but I met Colonel Sanders once. This is usually when the child looks at me like I just spouted broccoli out of my ears.
Q: Did you have to read the book when you wrote it?
A: This is a very interesting questioning. Yes, I say, I read the book about ten times. This is usually when the students look at me like I have just sprouted broccoli out of my ears.
Q: Are you rich?
A: (Shaking head) Nope. This usually confuses the child because they really think all writers are loaded down with bags of money.
Q: What’s the best thing about being a author?
A: Meeting great kiddoes!