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Authors of the Southeast Project
Student Questions

Gloria Houston

Questions and Answers

The following Questions were submitted by the Fourth Grade Students at South Park Elementary School, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Allson E.: How does writing make you feel?

Dr. Houston: Writing is very hard work, but it is like playing sports. Working hard really feels good when you feel you have done a good job.

Thomas C. How old are you now?

Dr. Houston: I am really seven years old. I just walk around in a much older body.

Sam C. What is your favorite book that you've written?

Dr. Houston: MY GREAT AUNT ARIZONA--picture book, MOUNTAIN VALOR--novel

Callie G. What is your favorite book to read?

Dr. Houston: Any one of the books I am reading right now. I have so many favorites. .. . .

India S. How many books have you written that have "true"
people in them?

Dr. Houston: Of my 9 published books, all of them have real people I have known or heard about in them. Of my more than 30 unpublished manuscripts, even the imaginary people are based on people I have known or learned about.

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