1. I'm a physicist turned poet turned YA novelist. 2. I am world-famous in Canada, which is kind of like being world-famous in real life. 3. I write books for young readers and people like me who didn't grow up. All my books will either will make you either cry on the bus or snort milk out your nose. I am dangerous to your dignity and should be stopped. 4. I needed WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS to have a happy ending, so I wrote a middle-grade book called STAND ON THE SKY 5. I needed a book with a Spock-like hero who was also a queer girl, so I wrote THE SCORPION RULES, and its sequel THE SWAN RIDERS. 6. I think cats can actually talk, but don't find us worthy, hence PLAIN KATE. 7. I hate horror, so I wrote a horror: SORROW'S KNOT, 7. I think Hufflepuff is the best house, Xander was the best Scoobie, Five was the best Doctor, and Spock was the best everything. 8. I am married to another novelist, and we can actually pay our bills. Our daughters want to be scientists. 10. My bookshelves will always be full.