The first time (after I wrote the first draft) I was thrilled. Each time after that, I was just relieved to have revisions done. By the time it was actually, factually done, I was so sick of it I wanted to throw up!
2. Why did you make the book so sad?
What do you think? This is multiple choice. There could be more than one answer.
A. I am a very mean person.
B. I’m not a funny writer. Since I can’t make you laugh, then I’ll at least make you cry.
C. I am trying to figure out why bad things happen in the world. One of the ways I do that is through exploring tragedy through storytelling.
D. Polio was a very sad chapter in America’s history. I thought someone needed to tell it.
No one in my family had polio so this story did not grow out of personal experience. But, through my research, I’ve made some dear friends who had polio. They’ve answered lots of questions for me. Whenever I have another question I just ask them. I do know some vets but I haven’t actually had personal family experience with someone serving in a war.
- And I had to have a Junior because there are so many of them around here where I live.
- I had a best friend named Peggy Sue growing up so I wanted to use it to honor her.
- I once knew a woman named Immogene. I thought it was perfect.
5. Why is the book called BLUE?