Author Interview with Carol Lynch Williams

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We’d like to welcome our fearless leader, Carol Lynch Williams, to our blog. Thanks for answering our fun questions for today!
How did you begin writing?
I have always been a writer. Since I could hold a pencil. And before that I told stories.
When you’re not laboring over the keyboard, what would we find you doing?
Complaining. Teaching. Hanging with my children. Straightening up the house. Complaining. Watching Face Off or House Hunters or Project Runway.
What’s the last book that made you do a spit take? Or at least laugh out loud? I just reread a Plague of Tics (from David Sedaris’s memoir Naked) out loud to my students. Wanted to screech with laughter, but my students don’t know me that well. Yet.
You’re at Carol’s dance party at Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers. Are you dancing in the middle? Head bobbing? Fly on the wall? Or do you apologize later because you got a sudden case of food poisoning?
Dancing in the middle. And in the circles. And on the edge of the room. (We have got to get the lights dimmed!)
What’s the best advice you’ve been given concerning writing?
Lots of good advice, over the years. Louise Plummer told me to put a dream in every book I ever write. And so I do.