1. You’ve said that Jamie’s Journey: Cancer from the Voice of a Sibling was inspired by your three years of volunteering with Children’s Cancer Network. How did you come to do this type of volunteer work?
  2. In your work with cancer patients, is there any one family or story that has particularly stuck with you?
  3. Why did you decide to write this book specifically for siblings of cancer patients?
  4. How long did it take you to write this book? Have you always wanted to be an author?
  5. How did you come up with the idea of Speckles?
  6. Do you keep a journal yourself?
  7. You taught elementary school for 30 years. What advice did you give your students about writing?
  8. Who were some of the authors and what were some of the books that you liked to share with your students when you were an elementary school teacher?
  9. Cancer can be a difficult subject for people to talk about. Did you find it easy or challenging to write about?
  10. Do you have plans to write a second book?