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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Five things you might not know about me...

At our recent SCBWI conference in Miami we were asked to write down five things about ourselves that people might not know and then introduce ourselves to someone new.
So here are five things about me that you can not read on the back of my books or on my web site.

1. I used to be a skateboarder in high school. I will admit I was pretty bad, but I had so much fun skating around town with my friends.

2. I was an extra in a Disney movie called Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss when I was fourteen. However, my scene was cut but I got to miss a day of school and earned $25!

3. In fifth grade my friend Fawn and I wrote a letter to Michael Jackson on my Snoopy paper letting him know why we should be cast in a P.Y.T video. Surprise, he never wrote back!

4. I have never watched a soap opera. Ever.

5. In high school a couple of fiends and I dressed really weird and went to an upper class mall to see if people would treat us differently. It was a fun experience and we were stared at.

Would love to hear what you guys have to say!


Jenny O'Connell said...

I love those!!! So much fun, I hope everyone gives us 5 things we never knew.

Jan Blazanin said...

About 15 years ago my students--who were all boys at the time--wrote letters to Michael Jordan. He--or his publicist--sent them two signed posters and a signed picture of him playing basketball with Magic Johnson. One poster called "Wings" was life-size of him from the chest up with his arms stretched out to the sides. When I put it up in the classroom, it covered the entire wall! So that Michael did better than your Michael.