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My last book, ‘The Language of Flowers,’ I wrote completely on naptime, when my little kids were asleep.
Every second I have spare, I’m with my kids.
As a college student, I worked as a mentor, and that got me involved in working with young people long before I became a foster parent.
My husband was working as principal of an urban transformation high school – the kind of public charter school determined to do whatever it takes to give its mostly minority, low-income student body the education they need and deserve to be successful in life.
We are more and more into technology. Everything is texting, and everything is instant. Flowers are completely impractical as a method of communication when you could just send a text.
I love Toni Morrison and Jeanette Winterson. ‘The Passion’ is my favourite book.
The most violent and troubling stories become part of our national consciousness about foster care.
You have to really prove yourself to young people, and if your answer is clear and consistent and loving – even if it’s angry and disappointed – what’s important is that you’re being real and honest and not going anywhere.
We all make mistakes, and we all need second chances. For youth in foster care, these mistakes are often purposeful – if not consciously so; a way to test the strength of a bond and establish trust in a new parent.
I never really considered writing something that was nonfiction.
Everyone needs something they’re good at. You want your kids to be passionate and figure out something they’re good at.