She did eventually head for the hills of Port Washington, Long Island along with her husband and two children, where small-town life has no shortage of inspiration, and where she can see the Empire State Building on her morning run. She is the author of the popular middle-grade series, Starring Jules.
That’s an impossible question, really. I get so many different things from so many different books, it would be torture to read only one forever and ever! Some favourites are Charlotte’s Web and The Trumpet of the Swan for their language and wisdom. But also Ramona and Her Father because every word in that book is true.