I'm so honored by the support Scholastic has given my book, GLORY BE. These snippets of upcoming books were created for librarians, which makes them even more special to me.
(Click here to go there.) That's me on the Middle Grade tab, not too far into the clip.
Note the carefully arranged backdrop. (Except for the view of my kitchen through the open door. Whoops.) The fig my friend Marge gave me. The books I was reviewing at the time.
Also inside this box is a real skate key- courtesy of Christine and Jane. And postcards and crackerjack prizes from Glory's secret life as a gambler.
Dreaming up things that Glory and her big sister Jesslyn kept in their boxes was a special way of creating their personalities.
What tricks do you have for seeing your characters as real people?
What's in your character's special box?