When I was a kid, we lived on a farm in Prospect, Kentucky. My sister and I rode horses every single day. We had lots of dogs and cats, and a duck named Sweet Feed.
Everyone in my family was an airplane pilot and soon I learned to fly, too.
Did I always know I wanted to be a writer? No way!
I’d never even met someone who wrote books.
But I LOVED TO READ!
What did I read? Everything from picture books like Go Dog, Go! and Jenny and The Cat Club to grown-up books like The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter. Some of my favorites were Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg and The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
My mom dropped me and my sister off at the library almost every week and I checked out as many books as I could carry.
When I grew up I became a writer, a lawyer, a pilot, a gardener and a horseback rider (and a mom, too!) I live in Washington DC and in Vermont with my family and a pack of wild spaniels.
Favorite word(s): In winter my favorite word is corduroy. During the summer it’s effervescent. Corduroy doesn’t sound right when it’s 90 degrees outside.
Favorite candy: Cinnamon Red Hots. And King Leo Peppermint Sticks. Stuck in a lemon.
Seriously. It’s amazing.
Favorite smell: Fresh cut grass, carnations, and campfires. Yeah
Favorite bird: Chickens, of course! Especially Brahmas. Their feathery feet remind me of my spaniels, Maggie, Baxter and Hennie. I also love chickadees because they’re friendly and funny.
Favorite game: Croquet, especially when you don’t play by the rules.
Favorite flower: Snapdragons. How can you resist a flower that snaps?I also love love love four leaf clovers, but those aren’t flowers.
Favorite fruit: Fresh picked blackberries.
Favorite sound: Birds singing outside my window in the morning.
Would you cross a black cat’s path to get to a wonderful book?
Tami Lewis Brown writes daring books for dangerous readers. SOAR, ELINOR! is the true story of pioneer pilot Elinor Smith, and THE MAP OF ME is a middle-grade novel about two sisters, one stolen car, and a whole flock of chickens.
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