To all my librarian friends, champions of books, true magicians in the House of Life. Without you, this writer would be lost in the Dust.
I sometimes look at my bookshelves today and wonder which volumes my sons will treasure in twenty or thirty years. Which should I be saving for them? Which will fade with time?
I love Norse mythology - Thor and Odin and Loki - amazing characters.
You know, how much order is good? And when does order become too restrictive? Is a little bit of chaos okay, or is chaos always an evil force? I mean, these are questions that any kid who's ever been in a school cafeteria can relate to.
When I write, I'm still imagining a kid reading it on paper. I read e-books when I travel, but in general I still prefer holding an old-fashioned book in my hands. There's a special, tactile experience.
The Web or card experience is not at all going to replicate the book experience, nor is the book experience going to replicate the Web.