Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, I’m thrilled to have Erin Taylor Young as my guest. Her book, Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe, sounds hysterical. I so admire authors who can write humor. I appreciate humor, and can scatter it throughout my books in dialogue, but I can’t just straight up write humor. That’s hard work.
I also love that one of her young crushes was John Denver. I remember my 4th or 5th grade year, our grade had a music program. One of our songs was “Grandma’s Featherbed” by John Denver. The boy that was supposed to sing the solo verses of that song was sick, and I was the only kid in the entire grade who knew all of the words to the verses, so I had to sing them. (1) I’m not a boy (heh) (2.) I can’t sing. Seriously. I’m a terrible singer. My autistic son will hold his ears when I sing. So, that was certainly an adventure – for me AND the audience. Weren’t my parents surprised?
Please enjoy Erin’s interview as much as I did.