Simple and direct is better: I’m the author of 125 children’s books, including Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World and Rebel McKenzie. I’m a ninth generation Virginian on both sides. I collect everything vintage. I don’t like this century (and wasn’t any none too crazy about the last half of the last one, either). Here, I tell stories, talk about writing, living in Virginia, and just plain old living.