Thursday, November 15, 2012

A is for Autumn, Authors, and Amy

Say HELLO to Amy Dixon!

Amy has agreed to be part of my series of interviews, or mini-views as I like to call them. Do you remember that ALL the authors featured this autumn have names that begin with A? SO Awesome!

AMY DIXON grew up as one of seven siblings, so the only peace and quiet she ever got was inside a book. Once she had her own kids, she rediscovered her love for picture books at the public library. It was the one place she knew all four of her kids would be happy . . . and quiet. She writes from her home, where she lives with her four little inspirations and her marathon-running husband, Rob. Amy is the author of MARATHON MOUSE.

Now, let's get to the nitty-gritty and find out what goes on in the super-secret life of this fabulous author.

1. The book fairy transports you inside one of your books. Which book are you in, and what part do you play in the story?
I would definitely be one of the runners in MARATHON MOUSE! I am in awe of people who can run 26.2 miles and live to tell about it. I would finish the New York City marathon alongside my buddy, Preston Mouse, and wear my medal proudly!

2. In approximately ten words, describe a favorite setting from a book you have written.
The quiet, contemplative dark of the Queensboro bridge.

3. What does your office look like?
My favorite place to work is at our local Panera. When I try to work at home, chores like dishes and laundry call out to me. It's so distracting!

4. If you were a superhero, who would you be, and why?
The first thing that came to mind was Whyatt from the PBS show, SUPER WHY! (Can you tell I have a 4-year-old?) He's no Superman, but...the power to fly inside his favorite books??? Yes, please!

5. You've got the munchies at midnight. Which salty or sweet snack makes you get out of bed and head for the kitchen?
POPCORN! It's my favorite food, hands down.

Ready? Set? GOooo!
Race you to the bookstore!

Note from Nancy: Since Thanksgiving is next Thursday, look for WIT to appear the day before, on Wednesday, November 21st.